I’ve volunteered to help organize the Silicon Valley chapter of the Social Media Club. The SMC was founded for the purpose of sharing best practices, establishing ethics and standards, and promoting media literacy around the emerging area of Social Media. This is the beginning of a global conversation about building an organization and a community where the many diverse groups of people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share, and learn.
There are 17 chapters so far, with more in the planning stages. My hope is that the Silicon Valley chapter can attract those involved in social media whether they are from journalism, pr, marketing, product development, and engineering. With major enterprise players like BEA, IBM, Oracle, and Sun adding social features to their offerings, I expect the SV chapter will have a pronounced Enterprise 2.0 flavor. If you consider all of the local startups in the social media space I think we can build a diverse chapter in short order.
I’m looking forward to building on the conversation that the founder, Chris Heuer, started.