PodCamp Boston 2: Getting Organized

PodCamp Boston 2 is coming, October 26-28, 2007. I am particularly excited because this year I actually know what I am getting into, and have been asked to join the growing horde of event organizers.

I’ll let Steve Garfield in the video below and the text that follows explain the event facts. I want to speak to the feeling of the event. At the risk of extending the “echo chamber” feeling that social media is a club, I really like the community vibe that PodCamp and other New Media events have fostered. Yes, we see a lot of the same people at event after event, but one of the repeated themes of the last year–and one I think will bear some fruit at PodCamp–is spreading social media outside of the “early adopter” confines. Companies looking to incorporate social media are welcome. Marketers and PR flaks like myself are welcome. Hobbyists, artists and pros of all abilities are welcome. There will be enough people — perhaps 1,000?– at PodCamp that the exchange of ideas will be broad enough that you can get what you come for and contribute the rest.

I cannot wait for the event. And I will not hesitate to thank the group of friends and colleagues I met last year, that I am happy to give the credit for getting PodCamp–now an international phenomenon– off the ground. These superheroes are led by Chris Brogan and Christopher Penn, but include Bryan Person, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Garfield and a host of others. Yes, I am leaving people out. Scroll down that last link for a full list, and as you register, take a look around at the blog and the very impressive registrants list. Also, can we say enough about how Boston is a great social media city?

See you at PodCamp!

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PodCamp Boston 2 is the new media community UnConference that helps connect people interested in blogging, podcasting, social networks, video on the net, and new media together for three days to learn, share, and grow their new media skills. Whether youre just interested in new media or an experienced veteran, PodCamp Boston 2 is for you! PodCamp Boston 2 will be held October 26 – 28, 2007 at the Boston Convention and Expo Center (venue generously sponsored by VON Boston) and is free to attend. Register today with friends and colleagues! Thanks to David Tamés for shooting this video.

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New Podcast Up– PRobecast #11

Just posted PRobecast, Episode 11 of Topaz Partners’ weekly PR-related podcast.

(Cross-posted at Tech PR Gems)

This week’s panel, Adam Zand and yours truly, discuss:

  1. Imus and Duke Lacrosse: a PR perspective on these two recent controversies. And shut up, Kelly Ripa.
  2. PodCamp NYC: Adam introduces his own report from the event.
  3. Blogger Code of Conduct: do we need one?
  4. Bambi Francisco leaves Marketwatch: conflict of interest? And podcasters take note: Frank Barnako is gone as well.
  5. Stock tip of the week: GOOG, and getting your news tips faster via Twitter.
  6. Happy Patriots Day/Boston Marathon Day/April Blizzard Day, Jackie Robinson Day, and RIP Kurt Vonnegut.

Wear Sunscreen.

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Yet another Podcast: PRobecast #10

Welcome to the PRobecast, Episode 10 of Topaz Partners’ weekly podcast.

This week’s panel,Tim Allik, Rob Capra and I, discuss:

  1. UMass Boston’s Center For Media and Society and New England Ethnic News– Topaz recently spoke with students who are incorporating social media into their online news site
  2. A look at Technorati chief David Sifry’s “State of the Live Web” report
  3. Video blogger Josh Wolf released from prison
  4. Search Engine Marketing a threat to PR?
  5. PodCamp NYC, the PodCamp Foundation, and liveblogging
  6. Bright Side: Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin
  7. PRSA Boston’s 2007-2008 Scholarship Grant Program
  8. So long InfoWorld (print)
  9. Battle of the Podcast Themes is coming– honest!

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Twitter adoption to burnout: Approximately 23 minutes

Reprinted from the Tech PR Gems blog:

Was fooling around with Twitter today, after a discussion at one of my regular haunts, the Thursday morning virtual “Coffee with crayon” in Second Life.

I had been signed up for while, courtesy of some friends from PodCamp, but decided to jump in for a day and see what it was like to use it.

Gee willikers, there is no way I can keep up– not on a browser anyway– plus, no way I’m going to tell people when I’m thinking about taking a shower, when I haven’t had enough caffeine, and when I’m goofing off. I have heard nice stories about the Twitter network coming to the rescue, but I just can’t imagine keeping up with this 24/7.

Too much information. Not giving up on it after one day, but sheesh.

But I will see if Gideon Television entertains me, as he does on his blog.

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