Sunday, February 18

Atlanta Hosts Its First Social "unConference"

by A.man.I
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On February 9 and 10, about 200 people representing corporate America, academia, government, press and non-profit organizations gathered at Kennesaw State Univeristy for a first of a kind conferece in the region called SoCon07.

The gathering focused on how social media and Web 2.0 can be utilized to spark a new wave of businesses, and enhance the way we communicate. The event's co-chair, Professor Leonard Witt said, "One of the biggest surprises of this conference was how mainstream its participants were. This is a clear indicator of how deeply Web 2.0 open source culture is moving into our society."

If you're not up on how this technology can benefit you, just look at websites such as Wikipedia.com, or Craigslist. The web has evolved into an interactive medium that allows users to contribute to "our" collective bank of knowledge, and it's building online communities as well. It presents a tremendous opportunity for people to share experiences, ideas, and build new businesses.
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What does this mean for Black folks?
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At 10:05 PM, Anonymous kathy s said...

Amani
I enjoyed your quick cuts, connections, content and continuity. Great conference coverage. Hope to cross paths again.

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger ªWriter's N๏cturne said...

There's nothing like technology to enhance social and interactive communication. Great piece mun... thanks for sharing.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger James Harris said...

Wonderful job of covering the SoCon07. I'm happy that someone asked the question, "What does this mean for Black People.

All the best,

James
ListenShare and Elemental Interactive

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Sherry said...

The key about the answer to "what does social media media for black people" is that the answer actually applies to all people. Social media opens the doors for all people.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Sherry said...

The key about the answer to "what does social media mean for black people" is that the answer actually applies to all people. Social media opens the doors for all people.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Rusty said...

It was great meeting you Amani! I'm impressed with My Urban Report and plan to check it out on a regular basis.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger George L. Daniels said...

Amani,
Great video wrapup on SoCon07. It's quite obvious that you're a PRO at videography(smile). The piece was professional and didn't require a reporter's track. You told a story and that's what we want to encourage citizen journalists to do when they're at events like this. Way to go!

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Amber said...

Love the video wrap-up... very nicely done! Hope to see you at PodCamp!

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Levois said...

This was a great video. I wish I could have been there for it. These are event worth covering. Perhaps from these events we may see "new" media moguls. The next Hearst, Turner, Murdoch, and even Pulitzers.

 

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