When Ahmed Ashour took the mic at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia last weekend, he told everyone he had a secret to reveal: « This is the first time I’m making a presentation in English ».
Everyone laughed, it broke the ice, and he got started detailing the struggle Al Jazeera Talk bloggers faced in earning the respect of the mainstream media and even Al Jazeera journalists working in the same newsroom. Lire la suite
As you know, Social Media Club is a global organization that exists in many different countries worldwide. Recently, we had the idea of exploring our neighboring chapters by doing short articles about them. So, I took to the web to find out what has been happening in Europe.
This, however, proved to be more difficult than expected. The .org website lists dozens of European chapters, but few of them remain active today. Short of being founded by a mysterious someone, several chapters never seemed to have posted or organized anything at all (not that I could find, at least). Others did, but their latest posts dated back to 2010. So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Social Media Clubs that were active in their country.
« Social media have proven they were not another gadget, and companies are very interested. For a simple reason: they can enter into conversation with consumers, and their ecosystem. But also because their employees are using these social networks every day, individually. I wish to see the same effectiveness, the same ease of sharing information in the enterprises. »
Damien Douani, co-founder of Fada Social Agency talks about the introduction of the digital in the world of business, about the opportunities offered by the LBS, and shares with us his vision for the future of social networks: the social complicity. An interview with Damien Douani by the Social Media Club France.
Fourth part of a series of video interviews of our members, SMCfaces.
« On our site, authors have a page, where they can present themselves, can post content or their plans, share them with friends and they can also be linked with creative industries. Through this, authors will be able to find their place on the internet, reconcile the 21th and the 19thcentury, thanks to the new techology. »
Gregory Nicolaidis, founder of the first social network for authors « www.welovewords.com » talks about promotion and dissemination of writers through social media. An interview with Gregory Nicolaidis by the Social Media Club France.
Third part of a series of video interviews of our members, SMCfaces.
« What are the possible uses of social media in corporations? Well, it’s not news, I think the possibilities are huge. It is a revolution. It is often said,we have evolved beyond the society of information into the society of conversation. »
François Kermoal, editorial director of the magazine « L’Entreprise » (group Express Roularta ) and a long-time member of the Social Media Club France, talks about his career, the magazine and the possible uses of social networking for businesses. An interview with Francis Kermoal by the Social Media Club France.
Second part of a series of video interviews of our members, SMCfaces.
In the conference this Tuesday, March 22, Social Media Club France addressed the effects that the emergence of social media had on modern artistic practices. Contrary to what some may think, the triumph of the digital world did not stifle the artists’ creativity, but rather served as an inspiration for new forms of artistic expression. Lire la suite
The emergence of social media has, without a doubt, affected countless industries around the world, the arts being no exception. For many years, we focused our attention on the effects the developments in social media had on music and video. This, however, was just the tip of the iceberg. Fashion, painting, photography, among other forms of art, were also influenced by the newly emerging social media trends.
These notes on the Social Media Week New York were taken by Christian Leman, a French start-upper now resident in Austin, TX.