Category SMX Social Media

The Thing About Digg

I’ve never really used Digg in a big way – always thought it wasn’t my place, my demographic, whatever. But after the first day of Danny Sullivan’s SMX Social Media conference I realize that it needs to be a channel that I evaluate for any social media strategy.

The first day of the conference was very Digg-focused and a lot of the panelists were really knowledgeable and forthcoming. It was really interesting to hear about linkbaiting campaigns and what did and did not work.

I also got to meet (thru Twitter, a response to a blog post, a very thoughtful email response and then in person!) Tamar Weinberg, a Digg Top 100 user. She gave a great presentation on the Social News Sites panel and she’s passionate – without the Rose-colored glasses – about Digg. Really passionate.

So tonight I’m spending some time on Digg and looking for the conversations that I’ll be interested in. Looking forward to it!

October Events I’m Attending

There are a couple of events I’ll be attending in the next couple weeks:

October 16th – 17th: SMX Social Media in New York

Agenda Highlights: From the website
SMX Social Media will explore current opportunities and future developments, offering both fundamental and advanced panels on topics including:

- Social Media Marketing Essentials
- Linkbait – Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites
- Extra! Extra! The Social News Sites
- A Marketer’s Guide to Social Bookmarking & Tagging
- Effectively Leveraging Social Networking
- Evangelist – The Marketer’s Role in SMM

Full Agenda is here. I’m hoping to do some video updates, maybe some interviews and will definitely blog my impressions and do some live-Twittering!

October 16th – I’m hoping to duck out of SMX to attend NYC’s first Lunch 2.0 (great work Brett Petersel!) at TheLadders.com

October 26-28th: PodCamp Boston 2
This will be my first PodCamp and I’m so excited to participate! I’ll be running around meeting people, learning about video, talking about Facebook and Second Life…and meeting great new people!

Here’s a list of proposed sessions.

I’ll be talking about PodCamp more as it gets closer.

So…who’s going to these events? Let’s make some plans!