Social Media – Finding Meaning from the Real Time Web [Part 1]

As a child I always looked forward to Christmas Eve because I knew that something amazing was going to happen.  As I write this post I can feel that same sense of excitement. Tonight is actually the night before the night before Christmas, but tomorrow I fly to New York City for #140ConfNYC, now known as The State of Now and I just know that it’s going to be an amazing few days.

The two-day event, organized by Jeff Pulver, isn’t like any other social media event I’ve been to because it’s not about self-appointed experts telling the audience how they should, or should not use social media to improve their lives.  It’s about people with stories to tell sharing their experiences.  Sometimes they are positive experiences; sometimes they’re not. What is guaranteed is that there are lessons that everybody can apply to how they use social media.

Actually, I’m resolved not to call it social media any more – I think the term Realtime Internet is a far more appropriate and accurate description.  If you have the chance during Tuesday or Wednesday this week to tune in I’d thoroughly recommend you take some time and attend the event.  Failing that you can watch a session or two via the live stream.

At a time when businesses are trying to figure out how the real-time Internet can benefit their organization you’ll not have a better opportunity than during The State of Now.

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