According to the Social Media Club blog there are nine get togethers organised before the end of the month. All of them are in American cities, plus there is one other taking place right here in the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man Social Media Club meets the Third Thursday of each month and that means next week, 21 August, we’ll be meeting for lunch at Paparazzi on the Douglas Promenade. 12.30 -14.00. Everyone with an interested in blogging, Facebook, podcasts, Twitter, etc are welcome.
The Third Thursday initiative has four main aims.
We want to share knowledge and experience. Each of us has a different perspective on social media; we’ve learned different things. Our meet up is a great way to exchange ideas and information and have a nice social lunch at the same time.
We want to expand the use and understanding of social media generally. That’s why anyone who is curious about online communication and networks is welcome, whether you’re interested because your kids are on MySpace or your employees are congregating on Facebook, or you want to find out how to blog your travels.
We want to promote ethical behaviour online. Issues such as privacy, plagarism, fraud, reputation, freedom of speech, libel and others all need to be explored and discussed. We’d like to do our part in raising standards.
We want to encourage adoption of industry standards. By raising awareness of Creative Commons, data protection, best practice we’ll improve the credibility of social media and make the blogosphere a safer place.
But most of all these meet ups are just a great way to meet people who share your hobbies and interests. You’ll definitely learn something new. You get to actually meet people you’ve corresponded with online. You’ll make new contacts too.
Please come! Tweet me if you can make it. Or even use email or the phone if you like 🙂