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Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Welcome to the premier conference on social networks and social platforms. Learn about the latest marketing and technical innovations happening in social networking from Google, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, and many more. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Mike Lazerow from Buddy Media will reveal all, and present the latest trends around emerging advertising standards for apps & widgets. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Hooman Radfar (Clearspring Technologies, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Widgets are rapidly spreading throughout social networks and platforms. Companies are using widgets as new publishing and advertising channels, for both businesses and consumers. What advantages do widgets provide? And who's in charge of all of them? Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Shiv Singh (Avenue A | Razorfish), Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media), Kevin Barenblat (Context Optional), Eddie Smith (SocialMedia Networks), Chris Cunningham (appssavvy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
How does traditional advertising work on social networks? What products and techniques are required to develop a viral marketing campaign? Find out how to use social networks, social advertising, and social applications to reach hundreds of millions of today's online users. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Frank Gruber (Somewhat Frank / TECH cocktail / AOL), Alex Blum (KickApps), Michael Jones (Userplane / AOL), Kerry Pearce-Parkins (Mixx.com), Sean Roach (Got Access)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Social networks and platforms are popping up everywhere, but the technology seems daunting. How can traditional businesses create their own branded social networks & vertical communities with off-the-shelf technology? Find out how to create a great community quickly & easily, without hiring a geek army. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Allen Stern (CenterNetworks), Jodi McDermott (Clearspring), Ro Choy (RockYou), Carnet Williams (Sprout)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Widgets are sexy. Widgets are cool. Widgets are everywhere. And everybody's doing it... except you. In this session you'll find out all the deep, dark secrets of the world of widgets, and how to get started. Making widgets, getting distribution, & measuring results. It won't hurt, we promise :) Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
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(1.00, 1 rating)
Roger Magoulas, Director of Research at O’Reilly Media, will provide an update on the big picture trends in Facebook application building and usage. His presentation will cover concentration of usage in top applications, as well as a look at applications by category and other topics. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Robert Fan (Stanford University / 750 Industries), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Find out how a Stanford class in just ten weeks created over 50 amazing Facebook apps, and attracted over 10 million installs and 1 million daily users. Read more.
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Sean Ammirati (mSpoke / ReadWriteWeb), Chris Messina (Vidoop), Dave Morin (Facebook), Adam Nash (LinkedIn), David Recordon (Facebook), Kevin Chou (Watercooler Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The latest revolution in social networks is the rollout of shared activity streams, such as Facebook’s News Feed and Plaxo’s Pulse. Come to this session to find out more about how feeds are changing the way people discover news, apps, and other information. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Benjamin Joffe (Plus Eight Star / Mobile Monday Beijing), Ben Keighran (Bluepulse), Gregory Cypes (Open AIM (AOL)), Craig Dalton (Hook Mobile), Chris Butler (Dash Navigation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Social networks on your PC computer? Oh man, that is "so" 2004. Find out how social networks for cellphones and other mobile devices are driving a new wave of innovation around both WHO and WHERE. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
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Patrick Chanezon (VMware), Paul Lindner (LinkedIn), Max Newbould (MySpace), Sachin Rekhi (imeem)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Google's OpenSocial platform is finally here: multiple social platforms are now running OpenSocial apps including MySpace, Hi5, Orkut with more on the way. Come see the latest OpenSocial apps & demos from Google and friends, and find out what's coming in the future. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Oren Michels (Mashery), Jessica Alter (Bebo), Daniel Burton (Salesforce), David Jones (Friendster, Inc.)
Facebook has Platform. Google has OpenSocial. Many social networks are choosing to roll out their own application platform offering. Get an overview of several new social networks, and find out what choices they made in creating their social platforms. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler), Siqi Chen (Serious Business), Andrew Trader (Zynga Game Networks), Robert Balahura (J2Play), TJ Murphy (Mobian Design)
Social Games are a new category of fun, simple applications that operate on social platforms. Several new social startups are creating easy-to-use game apps that offer both highly viral and highly engaging characteristics at the same time. Find out more about how Social Games are driving a new wave of user activity and developer innovation. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg / KISSmetrics), Ian Swanson (Sometrics, Inc.), Albert Lai (Kontagent), Roy Pereira (Refresh)
This session will cover how app analytics & iterative testing methods are used by top developers to engineer broader reach, increase user engagement, and drive revenue. Several new developer analytics tools will be reviewed & demonstrated. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Nick O'Neill (Social Times Inc.), Zach Allia (Free Gifts), Vikas Gupta (Jambool), Tim O'Shaughnessy (Hungry Machine), Keith Schacht (42 Friends LLC)
Successful social applications can acquire millions of users in just days, but viral apps don't always make users stick. How do you design apps with a breakaway "viral loop", and at the same time create fanatic user engagement to keep them coming back? Find out how to build both viral & engaging apps that drive users to your door & get them addicted for life. Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Caroline McCarthy (CNET News), Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia), Anu Shukla (Offerpal Media), Murtaza Hussain (Peanut Labs, Inc), Rob Jewell (Gratis Internet)
Ok, now your app is viral and has a bazillion users. It’s so engaging, they spend hours using it almost every day. Just one last thing: it’s Time to Get Paid. SHOW ME THE MONEY! Read more.
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Location: Regency E
Brian Oberkirch (Small Good Thing), Dave Morin (Facebook), Chris Saad (Faraday Media, DataPortability Project), Allen Hurff (SoCal Incubator), John McCrea (Plaxo), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Social networks are letting more people connect than ever before. With just a click, you can make friends with anyone in the world, and share your hobbies and interests... or your most treasured secrets. Learn how social networks can help (or harm) people and their social profile data. Find out how to manage online privacy, and what data is available to friends, apps, and marketers. Read more.
  • Buddy Media
  • AOL
  • Bebo
  • Clearspring
  • Friendster
  • Gratis Network
  • Hook Mobile
  • SocialMedia
  • BNet

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