The fourth annual National Day of Unplugging is upon us, a day when participants around the world pledge to spend 24 hours completely tech-free. I know, I know...are they crazy??!!!
But seriously. Many of our jobs require us to monitor online discussions around our product or service, which means a device is never far from our hands or eyes for too long.
Do you love writing about social media? Got best practices to share? Totally into the tech? Know how to use a platform, like Facebook or Pinterest, as if you invented it?
We want you to join our 2013 Editorial Board!
Social Media Club has set the standard for excellence in original content on social media topics. We have an active international editorial board whose members write on a wide range of topics in social media – from the latest news and current debates in the practice to PR, marketing and branding, tech tips, SEO, internal communications, and lots more.
What’s your passion? We’d love to add your expertise to the Editorial Board this year.
This profile is part of a series sponsored by the Social Media Club. This interview was conducted over several months culminating with the recent release of Solis’s latest book, What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences.
Replay now available on slideshare for our February Book Club selection for Social Media Club Members, Think Like Zuck by Ekaterina Walter.
Join the Social Media Club for our February Book Club Webinar on February 28th at 10 am PST (1pm EST) with Ekaterina Walter, the author of the Wall street Journal best seller, Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO. Hosted by @katmandelstein, Social Media Club International Board Member and past president of the Austin Chapter.
Be sure to submit a question during the event in GoToMeeting or tweet it at us with #smcbooks for your chance to win a copy of the book for the best questions.
Digital Schools: Crowdshared Learning
The collective intelligence is usually greater than that of an individual. Sharing ideas and learning opportunities can help strengthen one's knowledge around any given subject, and providing online paths to that knowledge can ensure more people have the opportunity to obtain that knowledge and connect with people interested in the same subject.
There has been a push the last couple of years to have more courses offered online, and while we are still at the early stages, there are great examples available:
In Part One we dicussed how Curation, Crowdsourcing and the Thirst for Knowledge made up phase one of the Digital Revolution. Now let's discuss the ramifications of the Digital Evolution as I see it, and how we will take part in shaping this for the better or worse of mankind.
I’m sure we all have theories of what the future will look like, and in most cases, this will be a ’Big Brother’ society where we are tracked and surveilled by authorities, government and even, employers. But I will let you in on a secret, we’re already there. As our use of mobile smartphones increase, so is also the ease to keep track on where and when we go places.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION CAMP (#SMAC): February 19th in New York
Join us on Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013 for the Social Media Action Camp, which is a one day event designed to provide a digital communications learning environment for small business owners, media enthusiast and entrepreneurs. The camp features a mix of learning sessions that are created with a priority on actionable information.
In addition to the topic and summary, each session has a clearly stated set of learning outcomes to keep the sessions on track and meet the expectations of the attendees. The SMAC will kick off at 8:30am and continue to 4pm at the Steelcase Showroom overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park and will feature speakers such as:
Join us on Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013 for the Social Media Action Camp (#SMAC), which is a one day event designed to provide a digital communications learning environment for small business owners, media enthusiast and entrepreneurs. The camp features a mix of learning sessions that are created with a priority on actionable information.
In addition to the topic and summary, each session has a clearly stated set of learning outcomes to keep the sessions on track and meet the expectations of the attendees.
“If you get it, share it.” A simple yet powerful phrase that has served as a key mission statement for Social Media Club since its launch in 2006.
With more than 350 chapters worldwide, Social Media Club has grown into an organization that not only connects social media professionals and enthusiasts, but impacts many communities through members’ advocacy and service.
We are proud of the impact our local chapters make through these initiatives, and as we head into 2013, Social Media Club is announcing a new annual award - specifically recognizing the efforts of a carefully selected “outstanding chapter.”
There's hardly a person worldwide who hasn't heard of Darwin the Ikea monkey. A couple of weeks ago, Darwin, a rhesus monkey, was found wandering outside an Ikea store in Toronto wearing a sherling coat to keep him warm. Within an hour Darwin became a social media sensation, trending on Twitter and two help Darwin accounts - @ikeamonkey and @ikea_monkey.
That got the attention of major news organizations around the world, including fashion reporters who discussed whether Darwin's sherling coat was real or synthetic. Darwin may only have 7,830 follower but six days later people are still tweeting about him.