This weekend, the halls and classrooms of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh will be filled with people who are eager to learn about advances in social media, interact (in real life!) with others in the regional Web 2.0 community, and apply their new found insights to their social media business strategies and personal ventures.… Read the rest
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Tomorrow I will be a panelist for one of the sessions at the Pittsburgh Craft Collective’s The Business of Craft workshop.I am sitting here at my computer putting together some links and ideas on how I use social media – blogs, facebook, twitter – for IheartPGH and some of the other projects I manage for work. I thought it might be interesting to have a conversation here in the comments about how other Pittsburgh groups, businesses, blogs, non-profits are using online tools. … Read the rest
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One of the things that makes Pittsburgh great – is the affordable cost of living here. In recent years, a number of groups have started to promote and support local crafters and artists. Now there are lots of festivals, some shops and websites where you can purchase interesting, one of a kind, handmade items from local artists and crafters. Over the past few years the craft seen in Pittsburgh has flourished with a couple of different groups working to promote handmade businesses. A few years ago, I had a ton of fun spending an afternoon… Read the rest
Image by Gary Hayes via FlickrPittsburgh Parks Conservatory is a non profit organization that supports the parks in the city of Pittsburgh. They have been doing some great things in Schenley Park. Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory has set up on Facebook and Twitter to make it easier for you to follow their good work. The Mattress Factory does a great job of updating their Twitter account too.
What other Pittsburgh Organizations are you following on Facebook and Twitter?
Are you involved with an organization in Pittsburgh and want to get started with some social media outreach? I would start by… Read the rest
If you want to learn about blogging and podcasting – PodCamp is for you. PodCamp is an unconference that was started a few years ago and has been popping up around the country – there is even a PodCamp Hawaii. This is an informal free conference where everyone is welcome to come and share info about how to use these new media tools. I have attended and presented at the past PodCamps and I have met some really great people – folks like Chris Brogan – he has a great blog on all things social media at ChrisBrogan.com and Mike… Read the rest