At SXSW: Panel, book signing and Twitter for Social Good

At SXSW: Panel, book signing and Twitter for Social Good

In case you’ll be at SXSW Interactive this weekend, and in case you want to see me and some pretty amazing folks doing some killer speaking and workshopping… Monday is the Day o’ DZ:

  • Monday, 9:30am. Hyatt TX Ballroom 1.
    The best donuts you’ve ever had in your life will be served!
    People Power: Leveraging Personal Stories to Build Influence.
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7037
    With: Twanna Hines, Jean Russell, Cheryl Contee and Andrea Miller.
    Now, social is personal. From finance site Mint.com’s anti-immigration blog post gaffe to YourTango CEO Andrea Miller’s “How to Date an Indian (Advice for the Non-Indian),” social media fuses personal with public in a way never seen before. Whether sharing taste in hiphop, dating preferences, provocative political ideas, or insider information about a soon-to-be-launched business, social media strategically develops personal and professional reputations. Stories can build audiences, grow support for campaigns and change mainstream ideas about social issues. They can also alienate various communities, compromise business information confidentiality or damage brands. If social media has shown us anything, it’s that stories still matter. This panel will be a concrete conversation on how successful online personalities have managed their personal and professional lives using social media: telling authentic stories about our experiences, and using those stories to build powerful, engaged communities.
  • Monday, 11:30am. SXSW Bookstore — ACC Ballroom Foyer D
    Book signing! I’ll be there till 12pm.
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00561
  • Monday, 12:30pm. Icehauers, 83 Rainey St.
    Twitter for Good at SXSW and Beyond
    http://claire.us.com/twitter-for-good-at-sxsw-and-beyond/
    The lovely Claire Diaz Ortiz, who leads philanthropy and social innovation at Twitter, is hosting this lunchtime discussion and workshop to answer the question: “What 1 THING could Twitter, Inc. do to better help non-profits, causes, and anyone trying to make a difference in the world using the platform?” More details at Claire’s blog post.


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