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SES San Jose ’09 Conference Coverage – Day #1

Opening Keynote Address: Clay Shirky, Author, Here Comes Everybody Live Summary: Well, all attendees are gathered together in a very large auditorium looking room with strobe lights and interesting music which reminds me of an 80's High School Dance. Mike Grehan, looking dapper in his business suit, introduces Clay Shirky. Clay talks about his book. He talks about how Group action just got easier because there is a change in user behavior.  Discusses how Facebook has influenced a business practice that company HSBC has been criticized for. Facebook created a grass-root effect where people got together and fought back against HSBC's business practices. HSBC changed their practices because the people created enough bad PR initiated through Social Media. It is this phenomena that has changed the way businesses and news is … Read entire article »

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