Monday starts the fourth annual “Social Media Week” and cities around the world are preparing to host thousands of visitors, hundreds of discussions and events and generally immerse themselves in the topic.
This year there are 12 host cities for “Social Media Week“: New York, Miami, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.
By holding these events for one week out of every year, the founders of “Social Media Week“, New York-based strategy firm Crowdcentric, takes what is normally sequestered in an online format and drags it into the brick and mortar world. It’s like social networking in the real world, for lack of a better term. It’s a great way to get connected, stay connected and learn how social media is being used by people all around the globe.
Business2Community.com is using the event to monitor how the social media world reacts to each particular city involved; who is doing the best job of touting their locale and events, creating the best online buzz and using social media to their fullest advantage. They will be tracking the events as they unfold throughout the week and have already gathered enough pre-buzz data to create a graph. You can check that out here.
So, are any of you planning any big events for “Social Media Week” or participating in any? Tell us all about it in the comments below.
Reflecting the global impact of social media – and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, economic, political and social change in developed and emerging markets – Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries.
In just under three years, Social Media Week has expanded to 21 cities, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Glasgow, Berlin, Moscow, Beirut and Hong Kong. Starting in 2012, SMW is adding Tokyo, Singapore, DC and Miami.
Annually, SMW attracts more than 60,000 attendees across thousands of individually organized events, with half a million connecting to the conference online and through mobile.
Click here to read more about “Social Media Week”.