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Follow the Evolution of Social Media this April in Boston

For the past 4 years, the Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies Conference has been there to help you Translate Community Philosophy into Business Practice and Cash in on the Social Media and Community Conversations. This year we’re taking it one step further by following the Continuing Evolution of Social Media.

Leading industry professionals will be on hand to share in-depth case study perspectives focusing on the strategy, operations and results of social media. Join in on the conversation and follow the evolution taking place in the Social Media and Community space.

Keynotes Include:
‘ Marc Gob??, Chairman, Emotional Branding
‘ James Fowler, Author, Connected
‘ Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketing
‘ Michael Tchong, Founder, Ubercool, Author, Social Engagement Marketing
‘ Sasha Strauss, Managing Director & CEO, Innovation Protocol
‘ Kellie Parker, Community Manager, SEGA of America

Download the brochure for the full agenda and session descriptions.

This year, there’s only one place where you can find the tools and strategies you need to drive business through social media – Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies. From social media newbies to seasoned veterans, this is the one conference that covers it all.

Be a part of the evolution and register today! As a reader of the Community 2.0 blog, you can receive an exclusive discount 15% off of the standard rates when you register using priority code SOCIAL11BLOG2. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to email Jennifer Pereira, Online Producer, at jpereira@iirusa.com.

How to Connect with Your Blog Readers in New Ways

There comes a point in time when your blog readers will ask for more ways to connect. This post on ProBlogger discuses some new tools that blogs can utilize to keep their readers connected.

Some blogs have already started to introduce newsletters and forums as a means of connecting in a different way. Even though it does require some time on your hands the benefits do outweigh the costs as it allows you to make ongoing connections with more people. For others, it might even mean launching a twitter account or a group on Facebook.

What are some other ways you have connected with your blog readers?

Could Twitter be the next big marketplace

Shel Israel recently brought up an interesting topic on his blog. Although the web is known as a marketplace with eBay and Craigslist leading the way, Twitter is up and coming. eBay and Craigslist are forums where buying and selling go on, but Twitter is a true community of members. Israel shares several stories about how people have heard through items through Twitter, and it’s resulted in new jobs and the purchasing of homes. Although Twitter is not intended to become a marketplace, it may set the stage for community members to interact and connect consumers to the products they need.