GSPEAST08 - How to keep everyone awake
Not that anyone was sleeping ! Between sessions there was always a funny video on the screen that helped bring a smile to the attendees. Dave McClure spent a lot of time selecting video clips that were played in between sessions. I was among the people who asked him to put the links to these videos up . Here is the link: http://500hats.typepad.com/500blogs/2008/06/graphing-social.html
Comment here and let me know which video you liked the best. :)
Today was a good day with a lot of content. And here are some takeways :
- Widgets are the new ad media
- social advertising - people are getting influenced by what their friends do or buy
-new term I heard - replacement media
- Linkedin seems to be where the businessmen are and opp for highly targeted non-intrusive advertising. 5M linked members in Europe. 50% of Linkedin users are US based.
Paul Worsham- http://ChiefSocialofficer.com
"A common thread @ GSPEast08 so far is to have speed. Fast app development & fast app updates. Update your app / functionality every day"
"mobile social presentation... overseas sites have figured out how to do this already. And make money."
gbrandonthomas: decline in activity of apps across the board due to overall audience growth, demographic and psychographic shifts
gbrandonthomas: 1% drive 85% of activity for FB, and 74% for MySpace
Local peeps attending the conference - there is a PMI Parking Garage (2600 Crystal Drive or 2611 Clark Street, Arlington, VA. 22202) next to the hotel at a rate of $6 vs. $23 at the Hyatt and its right next door.