Talk Start-Ups, Social Media’s Future & More With Trazzler CEO May 6
Silicon Valley start-up CEO Adam Rugel will join the Social Media Club Louisville’s May meeting to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from running a social media start-up to what the future of social media holds to his company, Trazzler, a travel-based social networking site. Rugel will join SMC Louisville president Jason Falls for an open discussion that will include questions from the audience. The event will be held Thursday, May 6 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the 21C Hotel, 700 West Main Street in Louisville.
“Trazzler is emerging as an important player in the travel social media space,” Falls said. “The site is doing a contest to drive more activity from Louisville and when we heard Adam would be coming to town to select a winner in the contest, we jumped at the chance to have some time with him to talk Trazzler, Web 2.0, start-ups and more. This is a unique opportunity to get a peek behind the curtain at the types of websites and social networks we’re all trying to figure out.”
Trazzler, which includes Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone among its investors, is Twitter like in that it asks the question, “Where do you want to go?” As you participate in the site, it learns your preferences, trips you’ve taken, attractions you’ve visited and recommends future excursions. You can also get suggestions and share recommendations with others on the network.
The site features user-generated stories and reviews of trips, tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants and more. It’s contest for Louisville will reward the most voted upon story about a Louisville-based attraction with a two-night stay at 21C, a $200 gift certificate to any of the 40-plus Louisville Originals restaurants and two tickets to Actor’s Theatre. Trazzler will also have an Editor’s Choice award that will give winning participants a free-lance writing contract with the site.
For more on the Louisville contest and to enter, visit the contest page on the Trazzler website.
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