Tag: social media

How a Beaverton-raised engineer helped usher in the age of blogging and social media

Tucked back away in the recesses of my brain are any number of trivial Portland startup community facts I’ve gathered over the past two decades. One of those tidbits — for which I rarely have use — is the fact that Brad Fitzpatrick, the creator of the iconic LiveJournal — arguably one of the earliest and most popular harbingers of the modern social media world — grew up in Beaverton and attended Aloha High School.

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Meet locally, win globally: Social media focused SoMe Awards expands program to include SoMe Forum

Now in its sixth year, the SoMe Awards—one of the premier events recognizing social media efforts—has expanded its Portland-based event to include both a little education and a little entertainment for the social media minded. The 2014 SoMe Awards includes the SoMe Forum, an afternoon of discussions with social media thought leaders. Read More

What do you want… a medal? Oh. Well then consider submitting your social media company or project for the SoMe Awards

I know, I know. Many of you slog through the inhumane trenches of social media. Day in and day out. Unrecognized and unheralded. All but ignored. But the folks at the SoMe Awards—a celebration of the most outstanding efforts in social media—are on your side. And they want you to win. Read More

Who has social media chops? Find out at the SoMe Awards

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll out the red carpet. And to bestow an award or two upon deserving folks in the world of social media.

That’s right. The SoMe Awards are back for their 4th year. Read More

One’s a crowd: Portland’s Crowd Factory acquired by Marketo

You may not have heard of Crowd Factory, a Portland startup focused on social media campaign management, but I’m sure you’ve heard of their clients. They’re working with companies like HBO, Coors, Sony, PR Newswire, and Jive.

And with a list of clients like that, it isn’t surprising to report that Crowd Factory has been acquired. Read More

Jive Software is in a (deeper) relationship with Facebook ♥

You know Jive Software, right? The still pretty much a Portland company that leads the whole social business software market? Well, leaders need to keep moving. And as such, Jive is getting even more social.

This morning, Jive unveiled a Facebook connector that allows businesses to better manage their external Jive network and their Facebook presence—all from within Jive. Read More

Who’s doing the best social media work? SoMe Awards announces finalists

When it comes to social media, many things are fleeting. Twitter and Facebook stream by. And moments that, at first, seem entirely unforgettable vanish in an instant. Never to be seen again. Like tears in the rain…

Wait a second. WTF?

Sorry, I must be all blissed out from listening to this little ditty. Read More

Looming deadlines: #140Conf NW speakers and 2011 Social Media “SoMe” Awards

It’s okay. I know you’ve been busy. But let’s face it, you’re awesome. And people need to experience that awesomeness. And there are two very good venues for your share that awesomeness. But you have to act fast.

You see, deadlines are rapidly approaching for both #140Conf NW and the 2011 Social Media “SoMe” Awards. Read More

Hey social media! Turn that frown… err world upside down

To employ on old phrase, you’d have to have been living under a rock the past month or so not to recognize the impact of social media. From unrest in the Middle East to earthquakes in Japan, social media outlets have provided both the outlet for news and the platform for thousands of opinions and voices of support.

In many ways, the world is upside down. And social media made it that way. Empowering individuals and giving them the means to communicate on an international scale. And the folks at WebVisions would like to take some time to discuss that. Even if their conference is still a month or two off. Read More

SnOMG! is only one example of how the public sector can use social media. The first #140conf in the northwest will reveal others.

Whenever there’s inclement weather in Portland, the news crew frenzy is only eclipsed by the social media frenzy. #pdxtst springs into action. People are reporting a flake here and an icicle there. Reports come in from all over.

But something else interesting happens. Portland Mayor Sam Adams and other public officials start coordinating communications via social media. The public sector starts engaging folks online. And that’s pretty cool. But should it take a crisis for that to happen? That’s what the first #140conf in the northwest—#140confnw—is going to explore in May. Read More

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