Vote or Die: Ultimate Guide to SXSWi Panel Picking
'Tis the season for SXSW panel Twitter deluge, or as one attuned tweeter put it, "How to Annoy Your Friends with Social Media Pestering to Vote for Your SXSW Panel."
Because we've also spent the better part of the morning slogging through the SXSWi panel goat rodeo (moment of Internet Zen: Yoga For Social Networkers anyone?), we've decided to post the top ten ones that have come across our radar, relevant to the L.A. Tech community and beyond.
Here they are, in no particular order:
- RIP Jeff Goldblum: Truth vs. Web BS
With the LATimes' David Sarno as a possible panelist and Techmeme's Megan McCarthy as an organizer, this one is a must see for local L.A. news junkies.
- Trolls Suck. Anonymity's Fate & the Rise of Accountability
On the Internet 2.0, everybody knows you're a dog.
- Can Marketing and PR Exist Without Competing?
L.A.'s own P.R. maverick Nicole Jordan redefines the notion of P.R. Want more on the P.R track? Check out another locally focused panel Hooking Up with Hollywood: Riding the Studio's PR Machine .
- Tweet-vivors: Social Media Conquers Cancer
With prominent social media people like @drew and @jeffjarvis tweeting publicly about their health situations, social media and health care is definitely worth exploring.
- Social Media Marketing for Your Business
Full disclosure, we're big fans of Yahoo's! Tony Adam. Want an alternative way to put your money where your tweets are? Check out "Making Money By Making Twitter Useful to Businesses" and "Social Media's Dirty Word: Money" and Secrets to Building a Thriving Business Through Community
Show us the $$$$.
- Do Cool Kids Leave When the Suits Arrive?
Sick of "Target: Influencer"? Yeah so are we.
- "Coping With iPhone Co-Dependency"
When we broke our toe iPhoning earlier this year, we realized the value of this panel the hard way.
- Augmenting Your Brain with Smartphones and Semantic Technologies
All that stuff we said before, about "coping," we actually meant "enabling" hence.
- Impact of Women in Technology
As women of the web, we think it might be pretty big.
- "The Revolution will be a #Hashtag" On title alone. (And on the same note "Are Big Brands Ready For Micro-Conversations?" 'cause ready or not here they come.)
Tips on voting from Tammy Gilmore at SXSWi: "PanelPicker won't save any votes unless one is logged in." But once logged in you can even change your mind until the deadline on Sept 4. Feeling overwhelmed? A good way to search is by category, location, etc.
For example, here she searched:
...and got 45 results that fit those combined criteria.
As Gilmore said, "Pretty neat!"
And check out our LA Weekly "Tech Scene Smackdown" panel here, our Village Voice"Social Media & News: Hogwash or Huge Help?" panel here and our "Wiring The News: Alternative Media and Dying Dailies" panel here .
Know of any we missed? Suggestions always welcome in the comments.
See you in Austin!