Posts Tagged ‘web+2.0’
With over 100 people in attendance, the Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup continues to run strong. Entrepreneurs, VCs, IT professionals, bloggers all congregate each month to not only network with one another, but to also see the latest in the online frontier.
This isn’t an attempt at sensationalism, this is a clear message for all businesses, in every market – Engage or die! If you don’t, you’re competition will. Those who engage with customers and markets will cultivate loyalty in ways never before possible. Traditional marketers will lose, unless they embrace new media.
The key however, is finding ways to measure everything in ways that mean something at every level of corporate communications.
Welcome to the Bubble
Sung to Guns and Roses “Welcome to the Jungle”
Welcome to the bubble
We’ve got fun and games
We got everything you want,
and we know the names
We are the people that can find whoever you may need
If you got the ruby honey,
We got your VCs
In the bubble, Welcome to the bubble
watch it bring you to your na na na na na na na na knees, knees
Daya Baran, president of WebGuild, let me know about an event that they are hosting on November 29 at Google.
* How web 2.0 companies can increase their traffic and ranking using search engines.
* Why all content can’t be tucked away behind a membership login?
* How to open up internal data to the search engines without compromising user privacy?
* Structural barriers limiting indexability and maximizing the spiderability of web sites.
The November Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup was held at the AOL campus in Mountain View this month with over 100 entrepreneurs, VCs, bloggers, programmers and executives in attendance.
Kudos to Vincent Lauria for growing into a monthly must-attend meetup.
This time around, we tried something a bit different – video instead of pictures! Alison McNeill was out there interviewing the presenters to help viewers get a better sense and perspective of each featured company.
My friend Zoli Erdos let me know about two important events coming up this week. On November 8, 2006, make plans to attend The Art of Start and Launch Silicon Valley produced by SVASE and Garage.com.
The Art of the Start is a conference dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. It runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
My good friend Greg Narain and I are hosting a “network free” and “bubble free” bar crawl in San Francisco on 11/10.
The Crawl will take place on November 10th, 2006 at 6pm.
Here are the details:
The Bubble-Free Bar Crawl is a celebration of our sacrifice. This event is for everyone toiling late at night to launch their own startup and take a piece of the pie. Most importantly, it’s a time for you to bring all those who are supporting you out for a good time and a thank you.
Chris Heuer, host and event organizer of Web 2point2, has requested that participants write blog posts to facilitate topics for the board to consider for the Main Talks or the “How To” sessions. Here’s another idea:
As more and more events spring up and parties become the new business mixers, we can’t help but scream, “the bubble is back.”
It was billed as an alternative to O’Reilly’s upcoming Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
Was it? No.
Was it related to Web 2.0? Not really.
Was it still useful? Yes.
Bambi Francisco and Roland Vogl, Esg.
Photo Credit: Beau Liening
Grab a bottle of bubbles at your local Longs or RiteAid, get outside and commence blowing.
Try to make one very big bubble, gander, marvel at its size, call all of your friends to see it, and then, pop. Pop? That’s so 1.0.
Now, do it again…but, be careful…don’t let this one pop. Instead of filling it with air, try injecting a bit of hope and enthusiasm into each blow.
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.