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GSP East News and Coverage

Inside Facebook: Justin Smith "Live Notes" GSP East Coverage

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 12, 2008  

Justin Smith has been busy at GSP East, best of all he’s blogged it all! Here are Justine’s Live Notes from the event (recent entries listed on top):

Live Notes from “Privacy & Data Portability for Social Networks”

Live Notes from “Show Me the Monetization: Turning Apps Into Dollars”

Live Notes from “Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun” at GSP East

Live Notes from Comparing Social Platforms: “Build, Buy, or Borrow?” at GSP East

Live Notes from “Facebook Platform Team Live” at GSP East


Live Notes from “Technical Overview: The MySpace Developer Platform” at GSP East
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Live Notes from “OpenSocial + Google App Engine Technical Overview” at GSP East,

Facebook Begins Recommending “Apps You May Like”

Live Notes from “Social Networks & The Need for Feeds” at GSP East,

Live Notes from “Facebook Business & Marketing Solutions” at GSP East

Moderating Panel at Graphing Social Patterns East

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Mobil: Mobil marknadsf�ring i sociala n�tverk v�xer

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 11, 2008  

Roman Pixell provides this article on the conference.

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East Coast Blogging: Day 1 Graphing Social Patterns East 2008

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 11, 2008  

A recap of the first day of GSP East, and live blogging, as promised!

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CNET News.com: GSP East: How to Battle the Facebook Zombie Army

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 11, 2008  

Caroline McCarthy delves into Wednesday morning’s Facebook panel and how Facebook proposes to offer “a “richer” and more dynamic experience.”

Speaking to the developer-heavy audience at the small conference were senior platform manager Dave Morin, program manager Josh Elman, product manager Ruchi Sanghvi, and director of platform product marketing Benjamin Ling.

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East Coast Blogging: LGraphing Social Patterns 2008

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 10, 2008  

East Coast Blogging will be writing about GSP East, and has set up a GSP East Live Blog for all those enthusiastic about this conference to contribute to.

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Greg's Mind: Graphing Social Patterns East

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  Jun 10, 2008  

Greg wonders if the DC local for GSP East indicates something about the direction of this conference, “is it possible we will be introducing a more bureaucratic spin to social networks?”

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Enter The AppNite Demo Contest @ Graphing Social Patterns East (& get 50% off)

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by Dave McClure  Jun 03, 2008  

Attention: social app developers!

Got a cool new social app you want to demo in front of hundreds of social networking geeks, marketers, VCs & press?

Enter your awesome social app for Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, Orkut, or other social networking platforms in the AppNite Demo contest @ Graphing Social Patterns East (DC, June 9-11) and you could win a *fabulous* prize! (ed: not all prizes are “fabulous”.)

The GSP East AppNite Demo Contest features 10 awesome developers doing lightning-fast 5-minute live demos, with prizes for the 2 best apps (as determined by audience vote). Developers may enter their apps in one of two categories:
* Facebook-compatible apps (Facebook, Bebo)
* OpenSocial-compatible apps (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning)

Five apps from each category will be selected to present at AppNite, and the top app in each category will win a Dash Express two-way Internet-connected GPS navigation device.

NOTE: all developers who apply for AppNite can get a discount code for 50% off normal conference registration fee. see entry form for details.

AppNite is sponsored by Buddy Media & Bebo. Prizes provided by Dash Navigation.

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GSP West in Action--Watch Videos from the March Conference

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  May 21, 2008  

Select sessions from GSP West are going up on blip.tv. Check out Charlene Li’s kick-off presentation:


If you’re thinking of heading over to GSP East, this footage should give you a pretty good idea of the kinds of content and people you’ll encounter.

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FaceReviews.com: Graphing Social Patterns East: DC

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by Avila Reese - PR Contributor  May 19, 2008  

Rodney Rumford’s (ala FaceReviews.com, a GSP East Media Partner) enthusiasm for the upcoming conference is infectious, he posts this.

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New Speakers Added to GSP East Agenda

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Apr 17, 2008  

Allen Hurff, SVP Engineering at MySpace, Adam Nash, Senior Director at LinkedIn, Watercooler’s Justin Smith, Lance Tokuda of RockYou, and Nick O’Neill of Social Times have all signed on to speak at Graphing Social Pattern’s east coast debut. Program chair Dave McClure is still putting the finishing touches on the schedule, and it’s beginning to shape up nicely.

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Yahoo! Developer Network: Social Networks & The NEED for FEEDS

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 05, 2008  

A panel discussion at GSP West with Ian Kennedy (MyBlogLog), Bret Taylor (FriendFeed), Kevin Marks (Google) and David Recordon (Six Apart) on the rollout of shared activity streams as part of the latest revolution in social networks .

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CNET News.com: Pizza Time for OpenSocial Applications

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 05, 2008  

While at GSP West, Dan Farber interviewed Google’s David Glazer after his conference presentation:

The first wave of applications built on Google’s OpenSocial APIs is set for liftoff in the next few weeks as MySpace, Orkut, and Hi5 make the final push to release their software. I spoke with David Glazer, director of engineering at Google, at the Graphing Social Patterns conference, who told me that it’s “pizza time” for the developers, meaning they are putting in long hours to deliver the apps sooner than later.

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D: All Things Digital: Kara Visits Graphing Social Patterns West and ETech

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 05, 2008  

“My head hurts from a full day of geeky wonkery in San Diego, at O’Reilly Media’s overlapping conferences, Graphing Social Patterns West and its ETech or Emerging Technology Conference,” writes Kara Swisher. Her article includes a video she shot during the conferences featuring GSP program chair Dave McClure and O’Reilly Media CEO Tim O’Reilly.

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InformationWeek: AppNite: Time Well Wasted

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 04, 2008  

Fritz Nelson reports and shoots from ETech, including some footage from GSP’s AppNite and Tim O’Reilly’s keynote presentation:

O’Reilly’s ETech (Emerging Technology) Conference features a smaller conference called Graphing Social Patterns (GSP) which dives deeply into the social networking phenomenon. GSP runs straight through to AppNite, a demo contest for developers. AppNite featured both educational and silly games, but a few gems emerged, both on the purely personal side and the business side.


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Yahoo! Developer Network: Yahoo! at GSP West and ETech

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 04, 2008  

ETech and GSP West sponsor Yahoo! is participating in both conferences in a number of ways, as this post points out. They’ve already posted video of Ian Kennedy’s presentation announcing MyBlogLog’s APIs at GSP.

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ReadWrite Web: 10 Social Apps Demo at GSP West

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 04, 2008  

Sean Ammirati summarizes the ten AppNite entries: “The first six applications were Facebook Apps and the last four were Open Social applications.”

(Here’s a similar post on Digital Podcast.)

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Web Strategies by Jeremiah: For Success, Facebook Marketing Requires Risk Tolerance

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 04, 2008  

GSP speaker Jeremiah Owyang posted some thoughts on the Facebook discussions here at GSP: “Most of the presentations this morning have been very developer focused, I’m covering Graphing Social from the Web Strategists’ perspective: Web decision makers in corporate.”

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Tech~Surf~Blog: GSP West Posts

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 04, 2008  

Graeme Thickins has started posting about his conversations and impressions from GSP West and ETech.

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Computerworld: MySpace, Facebook Move to Better Promote Third-party Apps

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

“Companies look to help developers make money from apps created for the social networks,” writes Heather Havenstein. “MySpace Inc. and Facebook Inc. today separately announced plans to make it easier for developers to earn money from applications that they build and lob at users of the popular social networks.”

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Google Watch: Social Networks to Marry Uber Portals?

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

Clint Boulton weighs in on Charlene Li’s GSP keynote:

Forrester Research’s Charlene Li, who has become the poster analyst for social networking technologies, offered some interesting prognostications on where the space is heading at the Graphing Social Patterns in San Diego this morning.

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CNET News.com: Graphing Social Patterns: Facebook Aspires to the Frictionless Platform

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

“Ben Ling, director of product marketing for the Facebook platform, gave a brief peek of the upcoming profile page update and outlined Facebook’s vision at Graphing Social Patterns conference, writes Dan Farber on his Outside the Lines blog. “The new profile page will combine the Wall and Minifeed, and additional tabs have been added to showcase users’ favorite apps.”

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GigaOm: Forrester’s Li: If I Were Mark Zuckerberg

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

Over on GigaOM, Janko Roettgers posted an interview with GSP opener Charlene Li:

Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li, the first keynote speaker of the two-day Graphing Social Patterns West conference that started today in San Diego, said that if she held the keys to the Facebook empire, she would make the social graph open. “Not just the applications,” she told me, “but I would make it Facebook everywhere.” Her comments were part of a one-on-one conversation following her keynote, during which she laid out what social networks would look like 10 years from now.

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allfacebook.com: Benjamin Ling and Charlene Li

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

Nick O’Neill has some thoughts on two of this morning’s GSP presentations:

  • Benjamin Ling of Facebook is currently speaking at the Graphing Social Patterns conference. I hate to be overly critical of Facebook but as usual the presentation displays nothing new. Benjamin is giving an overview their new profiles and how the wall is different. I’m not quite sure why Ben called this a “sneak preview” because it definitely isn’t. Ben is going over how many applications, application developers and number of users engaging with applications are on Facebook.
  • Charlene Li of Forrester Research is speaking on stage. She speaking about the future of social networks. Charlene’s first topic of discussion is the components of social networks and how they are going to evolve.
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CNET News.com: Graphing Social Patterns: Turning Social Networks into Air

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

Dan Farber reported on Charlene Li’s morning presentation here at GSP:

The social Web is spawning more than millions of widgets, applications, and people connections. It is also has its own themed conference. Graphing Social Patterns got under way today in San Diego with a keynote by Charlene Li of Forrester Research on the future of social networks.

Dan is also speaking at GSP this afternoon.

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Digital Podcast; Future of Social Networking at GSP West

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Mar 03, 2008  

Alex Nesbitt has posted notes on Charlene Li’s presentation, which opened GSP West this morning:

Charlene speaks about her kids and how they are setting up online playdates. Meet at such and such a site at this time etc. I know this too. My son does exactly this on Runescape.

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Submit a Project for AppNite Demo Contest at GSP West

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Feb 24, 2008  

Next Monday night at GSP West, ten awesome developers will be presenting lightning-fast five-minute demos. Will you be among them?

It’s not too late to enter your app(s) in one of two categories: Facebook-compatible (Facebook, Bebo) or OpenSocial-compatible (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning).

Five apps from each category will be selected to present at AppNite, and the top app in each category, as determined by audience vote, will win a new Apple MacBook Air portable.

Extra bonus: ALL developers who apply to enter AppNite get a discount code for 50% off registration fees for GSP West.

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InsideFacebook.com: Graphing Social Patterns comes to San Diego in March

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Jan 25, 2008  

Dave McClure, the program chair for Graphing Social Patterns, sent a note around that Justin Smith, a blogger at InsideFacebook.com, has just posted an entry about GSP and the panel he’s moderating:

I will be moderating the Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop panel, and will be joined by Andrew Chen (entrepreneur), Blake Commagere (Mogad), Jia Shen (RockYou), and David Gentzel (SocialMedia). It should be a fantastic panel for those looking to hear from some of the top thinkers on viral app development.

Check out the GSP schedule for more info on Justin’s panel as well as the other excellent sessions at the show.

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News Release: Graphing Social Patterns West 2008: Registration Open!

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by Dawn Applegate  Dec 19, 2007  

Okay social networkers, start your engines…the whistle has blown and registration is now open for Graphing Social Patterns West 2007:

O’Reilly Launches “Graphing Social Patterns” Conference. GSP West to cover social networks, application platforms from Facebook, MySpace, Google, LinkedIn

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ZD Net: The season of social network platforms

Tom Foremski Blog: Challenges ahead for Facebook developers

  • Buddy Media
  • AOL
  • Bebo
  • Clearspring
  • Friendster
  • Gratis Network
  • Hook Mobile
  • SocialMedia
  • BNet

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Yvonne Romaine at yromaine@oreilly.com.

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