Last night's panel on online dating was a topic near and dear to me as I met my mate on Match.com, and I was curious how much the services, as well as the access, has changed since that fateful day seven (7) years ago.
It seems...not much.
I wondered how much different dating life would be today if potential suitors could read my blog, find my photos on Facebook and/or Flickr, read my crazy thoughts and rants on Twitter and saw all the pubs I checked into on Foursquare? Would that have gotten me more dates, brought a different caliber of folks my way or would I be sitting at home, alone, knitting sweaters for my cats every weekend?
Social Media Week is being held the week of February 7-11, 2010 in San Francisco. It kicked off with over 46 events! Monday’s opening night’s event was held at the newly opened, posh office of PeopleBrowsr in the hub of SOMA on Bryant Street. PeopleBrowsr provides research, social analytics and brand engagement. They recently unrolled their ReSearch.ly platform that provides analytics and search from 1,000 days of Twitter data while Twitter only goes back 30 days. The event also launched their SF Social Media Command Center with a panel discussion and social hour with food and beverages sponsored by Bear Republic Brewing Co, Vintage Wine Estates and Magic Curry Kart.
Our next event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15th and will focus around the every changing world of online dating and how it has affected the companies offering services as well as those using the services.
Also, SMCSFO and Sprint Nextel will be holding a Twitter Contest at the event, giving attendees a chance to win a cool Sprint 4G mobile device! More details on that to come right before the event, so follow the Social Media Club San Francisco Twitter stream to make sure you don't miss out on anything!
We hope to see you there!