Our friend Tom Abate was among the attendees at our first ever Social Media Club meeting in San Francisco on August 16, 2006. Tom joined us in San Francisco last week for our 5th anniversary dinner and was joined by others from the first meeting including, Chris Heuer, Kristie Wells, Seth Mazow, Sally Falkow, Tom Froemski and many more. Tom goes on to share in his video interview about how social media has impacted him personally but also what he has been most surprised by in the last five years.
A few of the folks who attended our first SMC meeting in San Francisco on August 16, 2006 attended a dinner last week to celebrate our 5th anniversary, and also took part in a short video interviews. We will be sharing these over the coming weeks.
Social Media Club Founder, Chris Heuer shares his thoughts on where SMC has come from, where our organization is going and thoughts on the evolution of social media.
As a continuation of our 5th anniversary yesterday, we interviewed a handful of our most valuable international chapter leaders, who truly "get" Social Media Club and have been involved for the last few years, and some even since 2006.
Here's is our interview with Erno Hannink, Founder of SMC Amsterdam. We always appreciate that we can count on Erno to offer feedback on activities we're going on a global level, and his committment to guiding newly forming chapters throughout the Netherlands is a great resource.
Watch the interview to learn how and why Erno was inspired to get invovled with Social Media Club,
Social Media Club, in conjunction with Sensei Marketing, is providing you the opportunity to engage with some of our Social Media Masters in advance of our five city tour which include Atlanta (August 26th), Los Angeles (September 9th), New York City (September 23rd), Toronto (October 7th) and Kansas City (October 21st).
In celebration of our 5th anniversary today, we're bringing you a few interviews from a few of our most valuable International chapter leaders who have been with us since the beginning and continue to support Social Media Club missions in their local communities.
This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anders Abrahamsson, who founded the first Social Media Club chapter in Sweden and is heavily involved in SMC, by contributing to our Editorial Team along with acting as first point of contact for newly forming chapters in Sweden.
We are grateful for leaders like Anders, who have shown so much generosity to the SMC community and are a great reminded that without dedication such as his, we wouldn't be celebrating this five year mark.
Five years ago today, 16 people gathered to discuss the emerging technology known as social media, set goals and initiatives around the launch of Social Media Club (determine what a professional trade association would look like), and dig into our first project, then known as the hRelease/New Media Release (has since been renamed to the Social Media Press Release).
Looking for answers? Social media is a great way to find what you need. Whether it’s crowdsourcing an idea, looking for the best way to accomplish a daunting task or asking how others have experienced something – tapping into your online communities has become a good way to find answers. The question is, which social network is the best for finding those answers? Is in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora… or how about the new Google+?
By the spring of 2010, social media enthusiast and Baltimore resident Amy Phillips was tired of driving all the way to Washington, D.C. when she wanted to attend a Social Media Club meeting. Baltimore was certainly big enough and digitally savvy enough to support its own chapter, so Phillips—by day a SharePoint developer for Booz Allen Hamilton—linked up with PR professional Daniel Waldman and started building one.
Do you remember approximately six months ago when Facebook Questions were all the rage? If your News Feed looked anything like mine, it was cluttered with random poll answers from random Facebook friends. Today, it seems that these poll questions have simply disappeared.
Surveys and polls can be an excellent tool for gaining insight and interacting with your fans, why exactly did this feature lose popularity so quickly?
After careful consideration, I have come up with the top three reasons why Facebook polls have been unofficially discontinued.
Yesterday, there was a lot of Facebook activity from folks on my networks, regarding Facebook auto syncing your phone contacts from Facebook mobile app to your Facebook page.
This includes all contacts, even numbers of people you are not Facebook friends with.
Of course, this caused a massive uproar from people who felt as if they never opted-in to this feature however, by using the Facebook mobile application you are agreeing to the following, "You provide all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their contact lists with any basic information and contact information that is visible to them on Facebook, as well as your name and profile picture."