“On the Record”
October 24, 2008
Richard Simon has an interesting post about the new social media on the web site “On the Record”
I’ve been pretty positively impressed with Facebook for keeping track of friends and colleagues who are now spread throughout the far corners of the globe…
Meanwhile Mr. Simon writes:
When I was in college four short months ago, almost everyone I knew had a Facebook or MySpace account. If you didn’t have one (I was in this camp for a little bit), you felt like you were out of the loop on so many issues. Little did I know that outside of the land of academia, this still holds true.
Last night, Warschawski, a Baltimore public relations firm, hosted a “Martini Marketing Event” at Luckie’s Tavern in Power Plant Live, where social networking guru Peter Shankman spoke about the current state and future of social media.
If you’re not familiar with Shankman’s work, he is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory and a go-to guy on marketing issues for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
The lecture was pretty eye-opening as Shankman talked about how prevalent social media has become. At one point, Shankman said “social media is life.” He asked the attendees to raise their hands if they had a Facebook account, and almost every hand went up.
Read Mr. Simon’s entire post here: Jump on the new media bandwagon
20081024 Jump on the new media bandwagon by Richard Simon