Oct 17 2007

Third Tuesday Vancouver: face to Facebook

Published by at 10:30 pm under MyLife,social media,Vancouver

At Third Tuesday Vancouver, a cool mix of Vancouver-based marketers, public relations experts, writers and technologists are doing their darndest to get a handle on social media for communications, marketing and society – over a couple of beers, natch.

There’s a lot to learn from social media experts like Tod Maffin and Tanya Davis. One point (of many) that I took last night from a talk with featured Third Tuesday Vancouver presenter Joseph Thornley of Thornley Fallis: It doesn’t take all that long to become an expert and potentially monetize social media applications. (Full disclosure: while Joseph did not actually get to give his presentation due to a sudden venue change, I did manage to pick his brain later in the evening).

The process of figuring out how to convert Facebook links and Twitter messages into cash is sort of like a gold rush where no one actually knows where the gold is. The central problem is mitigated somewhat by the fact that you can Digg for the stuff from the comfort of your living room.

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