The 5th annual Internet Week hits New York this week with an all star list of speakers from Mountain View to Madison Avenue. This is no SXSW but still one of the closest events the Big Apple has to offer to the millions in these industries. Notable keynote speakers are Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane, David Karp of Tumblr, David Carr of the New York Times, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti , and Mashable founder & CEO Pete Cashmore.
Events, classes, panels will be held all over Manhattan during the 8 days touching on Advertising, Entertainment, Fashion, Mobile, Social Media, Start-Ups and technology. You can bet this will be a time where new ventures, features and products will launch and attendees will have a first look.
Staying on top of Internet Week NY 2012:
1.Watch the Livestream events all week long - http://new.livestream.com/iwny
2.Google Alerts – A great way to get an email digest or RSS feed of all the hottest events can be set up in less than two minutes - http://www.google.com/alerts
3.Twitter Profiles – Every major speaker and connected company will be there giving their insider perspective on the day’s events. Be sure to follow them before you get there to learn what to watch out for. Some of the key ones include:
◦ @InternetWeek - https://twitter.com/#!/internetweek
◦ @CreatorsProject - https://twitter.com/#!/creatorsproject
◦ @MediaPost - https://twitter.com/#!/mediapost
◦ @ShortyAwards - https://twitter.com/#!/SHORTYAWARDS
4.Curation Tools – With millions of tweets, posts and photos uploaded a day it’s hard to know what’s worth reading. These sites can help figure out what should have been above the fold.
◦ Twitter Search allows you to look with a place, person or exact phrase in mind. You can even exclude words to get better results. - https://twitter.com/#!/search-advanced
◦ Zite is a personalized magazine on your tablet or smartphone that learns while you read. Highlight topics of interest and push our irrelevant ones - http://zite.com/
◦ Favstar.fm helps bubble up tweets from your favorite people through lists and historical data - http://favstar.fm
5.Hashtags – You can be sure the almighty hashtag will be placed on tweets, blogs, videos and photos to help organize the week of events. Each event will typically flash up a phrase after a pound sign to indicate people will be talking under this label.
◦ Under your Twitter profile bookmark the most important ones like #IWNY and #internetweek.
◦ Webstagram allows you to explore Instagram photos easily and quickly right on your desktop or tablet. - http://web.stagram.com/
6.Check the schedule and sort by day, type, category and location - https://www.internetweekny.com/schedule
Sign up for the newsletter based on interest - http://internetweekny.com/newsletters/new
Regular “HQ Passes” cost $65 but are $60 with a tweet. https://internetweekny.com/orders See you there!