Social Media Week 2012 has come and [unfortunately] gone and overall, I had a blast. My live tweeting sessions were quite expansive outside of a couple or maybe a few panels. Though no one, including myself, could expect that every panel would be incredible, amazing or any other laudatory adjective, while I would describe the conference, as a WHOLE, with the use of recommendatory verbiage, there were a couple of panels whose blatant selling tactics rubbed me the wrong way and thus, led to one of my rants.
Please allow me to make you realize—my rant is NOT in any way against Social Media Week. As a matter of fact, it is my belief that I was stating points of the weeklong conference with which the good folks at Crowdcentric would agree. I soon found out that many of the people that attended agreed too.
Today is an interesting day for me at #SMWNYC & may I preface the following series of comments by noting the opinions expressed are my own— The Gary J. Nix® (@mr_mcfly) February 14, 2012
Post-gamification, my Tuesday #SMWNYC session has appeared to be a lot agenda pushing and selling.— The Gary J. Nix® (@mr_mcfly) February 14, 2012
There are more panels, but it seems to me, while I did get some interesting metrics, a couple of panels have missed the pt. of #SMWNYC— The Gary J. Nix® (@mr_mcfly) February 14, 2012
My understanding of #SMWNYC is to share info, metrics and ideas & THEN tie in the success stories if applicable— The Gary J. Nix® (@mr_mcfly) February 14, 2012
I think I’m done right now with my #SMWNYC Tuesday soliloquy (for now), you may now all go forth and socialize. Thank you. *drops the mic*— The Gary J. Nix® (@mr_mcfly) February 14, 2012
As I mentioned earlier, the tweets listed above were spurred by significant portions of two panel discussions. Being that there were hundreds of Social Media Week driven discussions, I’d say their percentage of good would make anybody proud.
I can’t wait for next year!