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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Scoble’

AllFacebook Marketing Conference Set to Take Over San Francisco

Robert Scoble’s main claim to fame is a vivid reflection of today’s raging techno-media culture. On his Twitter profile and elsewhere, the prolific video blogger likes to remind that he “has interviewed more that 3,200 geeks.”

Scoble is one of several dozen fascinating speakers set for our sister site AllFacebook’s two-day Marketing Conference in San Francisco June 28-29. If you’re near the Bay Area and a last-minute kind of person, there’s still time to take advantage of Mediabistro’s registration discount of $200. But in order to get the reduced admission price of $599, online registrations must be received by midnight tonight.

The conference is designed to equip participants with many new ways to brand a business on Facebook and harness the social network’s dizzying array of evolving tools and Apps. For the next few days, the Westin San Francisco Market Street will double as the epicenter of the Facebook branding universe.

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LA Has Two Twitter Cons in as Many Months?!

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Yes, two Twitter conferences: one next month and one in October. Both in Los Angeles. For only 140-characters that’s a lot of conference.

Sean Percival
at Lalawag writes:

Los Angeles has two Twitter conference coming up. Yes two. After all, what fun is one when two will do?

However in my experience this industry works much like the epic film Highlander. So that logic tells me there can be only one and these conferences must throw-down with an epic sword fight to the death.

Percival has more info on the two events and Robert Scoble weighs in.

As for us? We’ll probably go to both.

And if there’s ANOTHER one in November, we’ll probably go to that one too.

Wired: Blogs Are Dead

st_essay_f.jpgWired Magazine, which usually cheerleads everything, has declared blogging dead:

Further, text-based Web sites aren’t where the buzz is anymore. The reason blogs took off is that they made publishing easy for non-techies. Part of that simplicity was a lack of support for pictures, audio, and videoclips. At the time, multimedia content was too hard to upload, too unlikely to play back, and too hungry for bandwidth.

Social multimedia sites like YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have since made publishing pics and video as easy as typing text. Easier, if you consider the time most bloggers spend fretting over their words. Take a clue from Robert Scoble, who made his name as Microsoft’s “technical evangelist” blogger from 2003 to 2006. Today, he focuses on posting videos and Twitter updates. “I keep my blog mostly for long-form writing,” he says.

Awesome. We’re going back to bed.

SXSWi ’08: Breaking: Facebook Founder to Give Another Talk Today

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Hopefully Zuckerberg (left), who spoke personably with complete strangers in the SXSWi conference hall immediately after his Sunday keynote, will bring that affability to an impromptu address today for a hyper-engaged crowd craving substantive talk from him.

According to someone who attended his panel just now, Robert Scoble told the room that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will speak again today at 4:pm at Pangea in an unscheduled session here at SXSWi in Austin. Word has it Zuckerberg wasn’t happy with how he came across in yesterday’s keynote session with interviewer and SXSWi honorary persona non grata Sarah Lacy, and today’s impromptu session will be an effort to correct that.

If this thing happens, we’ll be there to bring back a full report. Stay tuned…

SXSWi ’08: Julia Allison on Facebook Keynote Debacle: ‘They Were Just Mismatched Communicators’

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‘Gossip’ panelists, from left: TMZ’s Alan Citron, Valleywag’s Owen Thomas, moderator Heather Gold, Star editor-at-large Julia Allison, Shaila Dewan of The New York Times, and Twitter’s Evan Williams.

In a SXSWi panel in Austin dubbed, fittingly, ‘Gossip,’ blogger/online schadenfreude supplier Julia Allison leapt to defend journalist Sarah Lacy just after the former BusinessWeeker’s trainwreck interview with keynote speaker-cum-Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that was the talk of SXSWi on Sunday.

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Mediabistro Circus–Three Rings of Digital Thrills

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Coming in May in New York, Mediabistro Circus.

It’s a two-day summit on technology and the critical platforms changing the flow of media. Topics include, according to the official blog:

Social Media: It’s now statistically better than sex and chocolate
Web Video: Currently bigger than Jesus
Blogging: We’ve come a long way since chronicling one-night stands and our “stellar” grilled cheese sandwiches
Digital Publishing: Paper is so 20th century, and trees are our friends
Mobile Technology: Content is so much cooler when it’s on something that costs $600

And if that’s not enough–check out the speakers:

Nicholas Carr, Paul Cloutier, James Daly, Anil Dash, Jim Louderback, Robert Scoble, John Wiley

Speaker sessions and conversations around the technology platforms that are changing the media industry will fill a jam-packed agenda that will also include special guest appearances and memorable evening events.

Register here.