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TweetUp NYC Friday Dec 2 at Roger Smith Hotel

The fabulous Cathleen Rittereiser @CathleenRitt kindly launched this tweetup to gather some friends for my NYC visit. Beginning with a great core of participants, the group has been expanding through our networks. We are very pleased to be holding this gathering at the Roger Smith Hotel, known … [Read more...]

Building a Local Social Media Network for LA

There are no borders to social media but sometimes it's important to build a database of key influencers in your city. In the vibrant Los Angeles scene, it may be difficult to decide who the "coolest kids" are but one thing is for sure, we have many of them. This article gives hints on finding them … [Read more...]

Digital Hollywood LA Spring09 Visual Romp

The sun shone brightly on the digital glitterati at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel poolside gatherings each evening May 4 -7. Alexia Tsotsis with Jeffrey Henderson Micki Krimmel with Sarah Szalavitz Tameka Kee with Kurt Heim Held both Spring and Fall (coming Oct 19 - 22) each … [Read more...]

Esther Dyson Visionary Extraordinaire

When I met Esther Dyson over 20 years ago she was already playing a very important role in tech. I subscribed to her Release 1.0 newsletter and flew in from Japan to attend her star-studded annual PC Forums in Arizona. Esther has never stood still. She is an observer, analyst, connector, … [Read more...]

Love is Everywhere even on Valentine's Day

One thing I love about social media is the many opportunities for hugs, both on and offline. Love is everywhere waiting for us all the time. One of my favorite hug moments with Chris Brogan Tonight I will be with friends at a Gala benefiting the Center for Aids Prevention in Beverly Hills. Ray … [Read more...]

Tech Entertainment Intersection Sparkles in LA

There are two major industries in Los Angeles, tech and entertainment. When it comes to bringing them together, LA has emerged as the clear leader. I thrived in the international community in Tokyo. Coming back to America, at first I missed being a leader of this and that, and being a regular at … [Read more...]

Powerful Voices at BlogHer in San Francisco

I loved BlogHer. That may make me entirely uncool but I don't care. From the Thursday night parties to the end of the Unconference on Sunday, I found it exhilarating being surrounded by women who write. Having 1,000 women in one hotel entirely changes the experience for all the guests. I think … [Read more...]

Hugging Off-Line at Blogger Socials

In the world of blogging, comments and links are virtual hugs. When bloggers meet socially, it's a chance for real hugs. I'd like to thank the attendees of Blogger Social who welcomed me so graciously into their midst. We had two great days together of first meetings, conversation and … [Read more...]