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Why was LinkedIn Events shut down? Why isn’t there now a social network for business events?

Our site Lanyrd offers LinkedIn signin and works as a social network for business and professional events. You can read more about our LinkedIn integration here: Use Lanyrd and LinkedIn to get more out of professional events and conferences

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Why doesn’t xkcd site have social media share options?

My guess: he probably thinks they are a bit tacky.

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What are the top tech conferences for social, mobile and location based marketing?

Our service, Lanyrd, is a crowdsourced directory of conferences with very strong listings in those categories. Try the following pages:

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Which are the big Tech and Social Media events coming up from September onward (USA & Europe)?

Our site http://lanyrd.com/ is a good bet for answering this type of question. We operate a wikipedia-style index of professional events and conferences, a large portion of which are tech/social media related.

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What Social Media events or conferences are taking place in November 2011 in San Francisco or New York?

There don’t seem to be many “social media” events happening in November—September and October are peak season.

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Is Lanyrd meant to be tech-industry specific, or is that just a byproduct of the early adopter demographic?

We want to cover all sorts of conferences (and user groups, and meetups, and conventions... any event where people get together to share their knowledge). We have a good start on technology because that’s where our early adopters are, but we’re starting to pick up in a few other categories as well. Here are some of my favourite examples:

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What are some recommendations for good social media and/or digital marketing conferences to attend in 2011?

Our list of social media conferences on Lanyrd currently shows 46 upcoming events: http://lanyrd.com/topics/social-...

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Who are the best female speakers on the topic of social media who are equal parts knowledgeable and engaging?

Meg Pickard from the Guardian
Suw Charman-Anderson

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What are some good social media events that will take place in 2011 in Middle East and North Africa region?

User StartupDigestME on Lanyrd follows entrepreneurship events in the region which may also cover social media topics: http://lanyrd.com/people/startup...

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Where is a good list of social media events in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2011?

Take a look at http://lanyrd.com/places/san-fra...

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List of SxSW 2009 panels with “social” in the title

  • A Hard Sell? Social Media & Your Boss
  • Can Social Media End Racism?
  • Digital Urbanites: How To Become Part of the New Social Capital
  • The Future Of Social Networks
  • How Social Networks Are Killing the Revolution
  • Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities
  • The Mix at Six Hosted by Social Media Group
  • Mobile Social SXSW BBQ
  • My Boss Doesn’t Get It: Championing Social Media to the Man
  • PBS’ Interactive Social Media & Online Video Studio
  • The Search for a More Social Web
  • Security for the Social Set
  • Social Engineering: Scam Your Way Into Anything or From Anybody
  • Social Gamers: Away From the Keyboard
  • Social Media For Social Good
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day
  • Social Media Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam
  • Social Media: If You Liked it, Then You Should Have Put a Digg on it...
  • Social Networking in Health: e-Patients, Data & Privacy
  • Social Patterns and Antipatterns For the Win
  • Suxorz ’09: The Ten Worst Social Media Campaigns
  • Twitter for Marketers: Is It Still Social Media?
  • Using GPS & Location to Enhance Social Networking
  • Using the New Digital Social Media to Accelerate Sustainability

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