Social Media Club Atlanta and SoCon09

So had the opportunity to talk a little bit thursday and meet some folks for the first time at Manuel’s as social Atlanta showed up for 2 key sessions – Social Media Club Atlanta Chapter and planning for SoCon09.  The first part of the night was trying to figure out what to do for SOCon09, I more listened and distracted than added value, but I was there and tried to help.

SoCon09 is apparently the region’s premier social media thingy, so I’ll be there and apparently I’ll donate some time too.  If you are in Atlanta February 5 and 6, it should be a good time.  I really don’t know how you register, what it costs or like any of that  This is probably something I should know, but I don’t.

The best comment of the night was “Deal with it, Atlanta isn’t silicon valley” and that’s true, you don’t think cool technology or investment, wish I remember who said it.  That being said the level of interest, desire to improve and to develop interesting relationships is alive and well in the south.

photo by you.

The Social Media Club sucked up the second half of the night and provided for an interesting discussion with the active participants.  Peter Fasano definitely sparked a little conversation around the room with the discussion topic/theme of Retail and social media.

Many thanks to the Regator folks who bought drinks and for Tessa and Peter organizing it and getting the ~30 people together.

In the end, there are some really interesting folks in ATL doing this social media thing, some of which I knew about, other who I didn’t like Dan Greenfield.  My only complaint was it made for a rather late day, as I slid into the Unicorn to catch some band, who I equated to Nanci Griffith with a synthesizer. Not really a complaint and not really any bad times.

photo.jpg by you.

What’s Social Media Club?  Check it out and get involved!

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  • Reply emmyg December 13, 2008 at 10:05 am

    rt: @spatially blog: Social Media Club Atlanta and SoCon09: So had the opportunity to talk a.. http://tinyurl.com/5j3g4x

  • Reply Lady Rogue December 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    howdy … how does one get on the notify me! list for such events?

    gratzie!

  • Reply J G December 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    well, there are couple of options:

    1. become a member of SMC (free and paid options exist) http://www.socialmediaclub.org you will then get access to the wiki for ATL
    2. Join the FB group for SMC ATL – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34709396468
    3. Follow @socialmediaclub – http://twitter.com/socialmediaclub

    Hope you to see you at the next one!

    ~jon

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