701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California CA

Bldg C, Classroom 5, Sunnyvale

Join the Silicon Valley Social Media Club (www.socialmediaclub.org) for an evening of lively and entertaining conversation about the evolution and growing influence of social news sites.

Social News Aggregators offer individuals more than a chance to consume news, they also offer an opportunity to participate, weigh in on it, contribute to it and interact around it. But each site differs and the communities that form around social news sites are unique.

What sparks the growth of an online community around news and current affairs content? How are online community and user expectations changing? How do site creators and editors maintain a balance between their original vision, and responsiveness to their online community? What can mainstream media learn from users of social news sites?

Panelists include:
Karen Brophy, Yahoo! News
Amy Dalton, Topix.com
Steve Huffman, Reddit.com
Jay Adelson, Digg.com
Dan Gillmor, Center For Citizen Media

w/ additional comments from
Drew Curtis, Fark.com
Anonymgrl, Top Ten User on Reddit.com (to be confirmed)

Food and soft-drinks will be served. Please RSVP via http://www.eventbrite.com/event/66871013

(Sponsored by Wired News, Yahoo! News, and AudioLuxe)

Official Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/66871013

Added by freshelectrons on August 14, 2007