Ade Oshineye of Google was the latest guest speaker brought to the region for the recent Berkshire Digital meeting, which took place in the impressive Georgian mansion house of South Hill Park in Bracknell.
Developer Advocate and contact point for engineers wanting advice on integration with Google products, Ade’s “The State Of Social” talk outlined the recent history of social and mobile, but left audience members guessing about the precise trajectory of Google’s own social media curve.
I wrote a blog piece for the Sound And Music organisation recently, outlining the approach I took to develop the Gene Pool artist network meeting into a series of efficient radio, podcast and live streamed broadcasting projects.
“In 2004, I began hosting a small artist networking group with invited guest speakers, using the name the Gene Pool. Anyone who works outside of a large metropolitan area will know how hard it is to motivate people to regularly get out and engage in a wider discussion about the cultural landscape and the creative practice of other artists.
The guest speakers were great, generous with their time, and provided excellent insights and examples of work. The audience for them rarely went above 10 people.
I wanted to turn those 10 people into 1000 people, and the way I did it started a train of thought which is still developing and full of potential now”
Social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook have not only created new ways to share information and connect with friends, they have created the potential for whole new self-organising groups to spring up. In this episode of the Gene Pool we speak to digital Marketeers, Jocelyn Kirby and Jeff Scott about the emergence of new localised business networking meetings, Digital Surrey and Digital Berkshire and how these grassroots communities are attracting the interest of large corporations, such as Microsoft, Google and Canon.
The conversation roves around social media tips and advice, sharing the digital love and detours into the tales of the supernatural !
Digital Berkshire launches in January 2012 at the Blackberry HQ in Slough, Berkshire followed by the second event in February at its new home venue, South Hill Park Arts Centre.
- Jeff Scott Twitter: www.twitter.com/jeffscott2009
- Jocelyn Kirby Twitter: www.twitter.com/jocelynkirby
- Digital Surrey: www.digitalsurrey.co.uk
- Digital Berkshire: www.digitalberkshire.co.uk
The Gene Pool Radio Show is presented weekly at 7pm on Wednesdays on Soundart Radio 102.5FM – broadcast to air and live stream on the web. The podcast version can be delivered fresh into your iTunes via subscription from our iTunes Channel.
Listen to the archived show below:
Gene Pool#56: Social Networking