We’re all in this together

A lot of people have emailed me about my remarks, considered provocative by some, at the Interactive Media Conference in Las Vegas. Here’s what I said: “We trust people to drive moving vehicles at high speeds on our highways. We arm them and ask them to fight wars in the name of democracy. We put […]

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The Power To Change The World – Andrew Nachison, J. Sebastian Traeger, Jim Brady, Katrin Verclas, Jean Marc Coicaud, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Darya Shaikh

With the traditional media losing its monopoly on information, opinion and storytelling, all sectors of society now have the power through media and communications to make themselves heard. How can we use this new power to make the world a better place? Session Chair: Andrew Nachison, Co-Founder, iFOCOS J. Sebastian Traeger, CEO, Razoo Jim Brady, […]

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Keynote Conversation II | Print Reincarnated (and other media) – Richard Sarnoff, William C. Weiss

With Richard Sarnoff, President, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, and William C. Weiss, Chairman &CEO, The Promar Group, Chairman, iFOCOS Blogged by Barbara Iverson: post one and two. Chad CapellmanChad Capellman is the web producer for wemedia.com. He has served in this capacity for every We Media conference even while working for other employers that included […]

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Search World | Trust, relevance and rights – Jim Kennedy, Fabrice Florin, Mary Hodder, Josh Cohen

If you can’t google it, does it exist? Search functions unlock the Internet’s potential, but how can we make it easier for everyone to find relevant information and act on it? Innovative thinking about metadata, permissions and trust could provide the necessary breakthroughs. Session Chair: Jim Kennedy, VP Strategy, The Associated Press Fabrice Florin, Executive […]

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Activist World | Social networks for social good – Suzanne Turner, Joan Peckolick, James Carlson, Deron Triff, Matisse Bustos Hawkes

Winning others to your social cause has never been easier. Hear how three new-media organizations are leveraging the power of social networks to prevent cancer, support the arts and much more. Session Chair: Suzanne Turner, CEO, Turner Strategies Joan Peckolick, Founder, Selfchec James Carlson, CEO, Bucketworks Deron Triff, Co-President and CEO, Changents Matisse Bustos Hawkes, […]

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Welcome and Event Introduction – We Media ’08

Andrew Nachison and Dale Peskin, Co-Founders, iFOCOS Blogged by Barbara Iverson: post one, two, three, and four. Chad CapellmanChad Capellman is the web producer for wemedia.com. He has served in this capacity for every We Media conference even while working for other employers that included Boston.com, Eons.com and O’Reilly Media. He has applied many of […]

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Widget World | The Me Revolution – Jeff Nolan

Sponsored by NewsGator Advertisers and media companies are undergoing a dramatic transformation that impacts how they target and reach consumers and business users alike. Widgets and syndication services are enabling a new generation of capabilities that puts the consumer in the center and allows them to surround themselves with content from their favorite sources and […]

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News World | Traditions and Transformation – Carin Dessauer, Neil Budde, Kinsey Wilson, Jennifer Sizemore, Maria Thomas

Traditional (legacy) news organizations have no choice but to continue to change in order to respond to the growth of aggregators and other WeMedia players. Learn how leaders in the field are tackling editorial, business and management challenges in the culture of empowered content creatives. Session Chair: Carin Dessauer, Senior Fellow, iFOCOS Neil Budde, former […]

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Civil Discourse – Hal Straus, Mark Jones, Steve Arend, Robin Miller, Chris Tolles

Sponsored by Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive New media is defined by online interactivity; no blog posting or article is complete with a comments section, for example. How do such virtual conversations influence, inform and reflect real-life public conversations? How can online community organizers keep participants on track and maintain order without stifling the conversation? Chair: Hal Straus, […]

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Social World | Social experiences in business – Susan Mernit, Maria Gallagher, Kaliya Hamlin, Elisa Camahort Page, John Todor, JB Holson, Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky

Sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard Social networking, un-conferences, wikis and other web tools can not only strength communities but also build momentum for brands and causes. Their success, however, depends on more than just digital connections. How can companies make the connection between online networks and real-world outcomes? Session Chair: Susan Mernit, Senior Director, Yahoo! Personals Maria […]

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