Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for November 10

BlogHer’s not coming to PDX in 2009 | Our PDX Network

Via OurPDX “BlogHer, a online community for women who blog, will not be coming to Portland…or any of the other finalists selected for the 2009 conference.”

Cyborg Camp 2008

Via the AboutUs blog “Just when you thought concepts for fun new BarCamp-style unconferences had been exhausted, Portland tech wunderkinds Amber Case, Nate Angell, Chris Pitzer, and Mike Kaos have brought you CyborgCamp, ‘a conversation about the future of technology and how humans fit in.'”

Are More Companies Turning to Social Media in this Economy? at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

Dawn Foster writes “Yesterday, I came up with this hypothesis: Companies are pulling back and reassessing their strategies and spending in light of the economic situation. During this reassessment, some companies are deciding to increase their social media presence as a way to stretch already thin budgets. Even with consulting fees to help them get started, they are still spending a lot less than they would for even a single, small, traditional marketing campaign.”

OTBC Open House

Steve Morris writes “Now that our move is complete, it’s time for an open house to invite everyone in to check out the new office. Please join us for some refreshments and snacks, and a tour of the new place.”