Thursday, August 6, 2009

Social Media by Campfirelight

Hundreds of Swedes are about to take over an entire island to talk about social media. It’s called Sweden Social Web Camp (some are calling it Webstock according to the wiki for the event). The wiki also says "We’ll meet by a quiet lake, beautiful sea or a red cottage and talk about the social web. Some activities are pre-planned, but the agenda will mostly be set by the participants. Demo your latest project. Start a discussion on a topic you care about. Or present something you learned. And we do all this barefooted, sipping a cold beer, watching the sunset. And then we gather by the fire and chat late into the Swedish summer night."

A list of the proposed topics up for discussion in front of the campfire include augmented reality, real time search, what makes crowd sourcing work, Twitter and the future of micro blogs and the future of journalism.

At last tally, 250 social media enthusiasts have registered to take part in the camp, set for August 21st through 23rd on the island of Tjärö, in the Blekinge archipelago. In fact, the camp now has a waiting list, as its participant list has reached capacity!

The organizers of the event promise that it will be "quite unlike any other web event" in an unconference, camp setting.

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