Never underestimate simple, as it can turn into something great. Such is the case with Vitamin T agent Jeremy Pair when he dreamed of starting a networking event with his friend Jala Smith-Huy.
What started out as a way to connect with fellow creatives became the event du jour for fellow talented folks in Portland. And how did they make it happen? Read How to Succeed at Networking Without Really Trying to learn more.
Ah, the Internet, what would we do without you? While you’re mulling over that question, be sure to RSVP to The Webbys’ own drink event Thursday, January 19 at 7pm in NYC, where we’ll be celebrating the first-ever Webby Talks World Tour!
We hope to see you there!
Things are heating up in the kitchen at the Golden Globes! Chef De Laurentiis is prepping her delectable dishes for the InStyle viewing dinner and after-party. (Taken with instagram)
In preparation for Facebook’s initial public stock offering, which could be filed this afternoon, Fast Company is profiling Facebook’s key players.
They were doing just fine before, but Facebook’s biggest minority owners are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. As we ponder what they’ll do with with new millions (or more billions, for Peter Thiel), here’s a look at what got them where they are today.
.@sampotts goes deep in the closet to unearth this Little Gray Books Lecture tee shirt featuring Coulton, Brett Martin, Darin Strauss, and Elizabeth Gilbert.
I remember this beautiful night in 2001 vividly, and would do so even if I did not have audio-graphic evidence here:
That is all.
Big Blue’s social business VP details how IBM Connections fuels the company’s 500,000 users with social capabilities and a social media mindset.
When it comes to enterprise social networking, IBM not only talks the talk, it walks the walk with its IBM Connections software.
Among business-oriented social platform software vendors, IBM has been ranked No. 1 in worldwide market share in 2009 and 2010 by IDC. According to IDC, worldwide revenue for social-platform software was more than $500 million in 2010, representing growth of almost 32%. IDC expects the market opportunity for social platforms to grow by a factor of nearly 2 billion worldwide by 2014.
I recently spoke with IBM’s Jeff Schick, VP for social business, about the cultural shift these huge numbers represent, as well as about the company’s own use of IBM Connections. The product includes profiles, communities, a blogging service, social bookmarking service, task management capabilities, a content library, and a wiki system. The latest edition of Connections, version 3, added moderation capabilities, an ideation blog, and a media gallery.
After Gingrich clobbers Romney in South Carolina, the Spin Room team goes to work!
In the new blog we compare two narratives of conversion, those of St. Augustine and Vito Aiuto, a pastor in Brooklyn.
Please note that we did not juxtapose these photographs in order to imply that Pastor Aiuto’s wife is the devil. She just happens to be wearing a dress that matches the the demon’s hue; Pastor Aiuto and St. Augustine have similar hats; and everyone is wearing the same expression on their face, including Beelzebub’s rump.
Words simmer on talk of legacy, a spoiled scoop
- A feud that has festered for three decades - one deeply embedded in the folklore of Boston political journalism and city politics - erupted into a verbal brawl Monday night on the set of the public affairs television show, “Greater Boston.”