Social Media Week 2012 has officially begun! Kicking off today in 12 cities worldwide, with over 1000 events taking place, and you don’t even need to leave your couch to join in! The mission of SMW2012 is to explore how local and regional societies, cultures, and economies are becoming more integrated and empowered through a global network of connection.
The beauty of social media is that you can join the events virtually, without having to travel to physically attend an event. For exclusive updates on different events that are happening, a good account to follow is the official Social Media Week Twitter account; @socialmediaweek. Twitter takes a huge part in SMW2012 with hashtags and trending topics, so make sure to join in the fun and keep up with all of the Twitter happenings! Below are the official accounts and hashtags for various cities worldwide.
Hamburg: @SMWHamburg & #SMWHamburg
Hong Kong: @SMWHK & #SMWHK
London: @SMWLdn & #SMWLdn
Miami: @SMWMiami & #SMWMiami
Paris: @SMWParis & #SMWParis
San Francisco: @SMWSF & #SMWSF
Sao Paulo: @SMWSP & #SMWSP
Singapore: @SMW_SG & #SMWSg
Tokyo: @SMWTok & #SMWTok
Toronto: @SMWTo & #SMWTo
Washington DC: @SMWWDC & #SMWWDC
Now, you’re probably wondering how you can get involved, right? Well here are a few tips to help you get the most out of SMW2012. First, you should find twitter lists and follow hashtags. The different cities have various lists that include people hosting events by topic, so it’s easy to find events that pertain to you. Second, you should join live-streamed events whenever possible. Go here for a list of all events taking place. Find events that are the most pertinent to you, and join in the conversation! There is a lot to learn and gain from these events, so don’t miss out!
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