August 4, 2009

Socialbrite to appear at Net Tuesday

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JD LasicaWe’ve been big fans of NetSquared and its global series of Net Tuesday meetups for years — check out this map showing the dozens of cities with Net Tuesdays around the world. And our own Amy Sample Ward is NetSquared’s Global Community Builder and organizes the London Net Tuesday group (see her Socialbrite profile).

Sarah_KennonSo we were honored when Sarah Kennon — whom Amy profiled here (pictured at right) — invited Socialbrite to be the featured guest on Sept. 8, 2009, at Net Tuesday San Francisco, and even more jazzed when PariSoMa — “a coworking space that provides desks, wi-fi, coffee, community and stellar events for independent professionals” — agreed to provide the venue.

We’re still planning the event, but here are the details so far:

What: Net Tuesday, spotlighting Social tools for social change
When: Sept. 8 (a Tuesday, natch)
Time: 6-8 pm
Where: PariSoMa, 1436 Howard St., SF between 10th and 11th streets
Refreshments: Light snacks and beer, wine and sodas will be served
Price: Free


Agenda: Spotlighting tools and causes

We’re still mapping out how the evening will go, but Sarah and I have been talking about an almost full-circle setup (leaving room for a short presentation on a projector and giving participants the chance to call up noteworthy sites).

I’ll kick things off by showing off some of the things we’re doing at Socialbrite, including our Sharing Center and community widgets. For the second half of the evening we’d like to showcase some other community-focused organizations with a strong social media component, most likely a 5-minute talk followed by 5 to 10 minutes of questions from the audience. Some possibilities (we’ll send out invitations after this post goes up):

• Your organization. If you have a community-spirited effort that involves social media or uses social tools for social change, drop me a note and let’s discuss.

Public Media Collaborative, which brings together bloggers, journalists, technologists, media & environmental justice folks, community organizers and activists from around the Bay area to explore and discuss social justice and emerging technology issues in a way that links theory and practice.

• The Extraordinaries, a way to volunteer for worthy efforts by using your mobile phone during your free time (my video interview with co-founder Ben Rigby will go up here soon).

Or, if you have a suggestion about showcasing a group or cause that you’re not leading but think they deserve a Net Tuesday appearance, let us know that, too.

Looking forward to connecting!

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JD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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