There's so many social media communications conferences these days that if you wanted to go to one every day you probably could. The namebadge lanyard would wear a groove into the back of your neck and your house would become a warren filled with free ballpoints and branded USB hard drive sticks.
Needless to say, my job title is a magnet for social media conference invitations and I bin 95% of the ones I get. But the invitation for eConsultancy's Jump was too clever to ignore.
The invite showed up at my desk in a box, which contained a set of hugging salt & pepper shakers representing "joined up online and offline thinking". Cute.
That isn't the best part though - the best part came last week when I googled my own name to test out Google's new Caffeine search index. There was a sponsored link at the top encouraging me to register for Jump.
Well it worked. Everybody likes to see their name in the paper, don't they?
This article holds that the role of Twitter inside Iran during the election protests of 2009 was greatly overstated.
From the article:
"As Mehdi Yahyanejad, the manager of 'Balatarin', one of the Internet's most popular Farsi-language websites, told the Washington Post last June, Twitter's impact inside Iran is nil. 'Here [in the United States], there is lots of buzz,' he said. 'But once you look, you see most of it are Americans tweeting among themselves.'"
I run UK & EMEA digital strategy for Cohn & Wolfe during the day, and I make iPhone games with Hard Six Games in my spare time. Nothing you read here is the perspective of Cohn & Wolfe or any of its clients. You can email me at fdrizo at gmail dot com.