Social Media - A Cook's Tour for Digital Immigrants
"Why would I want to share what I had for lunch and why would anyone care?" (remark overheard at multiple cocktail parties, country club locker rooms, and faculty lounges generally uttered by gray-haired executives and other digital immigrants in a cautiously disdainful tone of voice)
Starting near the elections of 2008, social media in all its forms has dominated the discussions and pontification around digital transformation that has been underway since the Internet boom and bust of the late 1990s. Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, Apps, iPhone, iPad, Android, and other new terms pop up in otherwise ordinary conversations. Television news anchors read random tweets as polls close and well-informed pundits sit idly by. Bootleg videos taken on smartphones document citizen uprisings in the Middle East, but only after they are smuggled out of the country using technology designed and supported by the US Government.
On April 12th, the North Shore Interest Group will take an interactive Cook's Tour of the social media landscape led by early digital immigrant, Jim McGee. Although Jim can pass as a digital native, he understands the reservations and concerns of those who find this new world to be seriously foreign territory. We'll visit the landmarks and the coming attractions of this new world. We'll also explore some of the ruins.
Please sign up in advance. With enough R.S.V.P.’s we can order the buffet. Thanks for supporting the North Shore Interest Group!
DATE: Thursday, April 12, 2012
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Max & Benny’s (Brookside Shopping Center), 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
COST: Please prepay now through the club website
HBSCC members and their guests (with prepaid reservation): $20.00;
HBSCC members (without prepaid reservation): $30.00
HBSCC Patron and Patron Plus Guest Pass members: FREE!
Non-members of HBSCC (with prepaid reservation): $30.00
Reservation deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thanks for supporting the North Shore Interest Group!