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“ Contradictions intrigue me. In thinking about the Web and technology, I tend to be a pragmatist, not a promoter. My interest is in the intersection between technology and human behavior: how people use technologies and how technologies influence what they do. I am fascinated with unintended consequences. ” — Rebecca Blood
Rebecca Blood is well known for her engaging style and thoughtful analysis — and for debunking of many of the blogosphere's most pervasive myths. A respected thought-leader on the Internet's impact on business, media and society, and author of the The Weblog Handbook, Rebecca surprises and challenges audiences with her revealing anecdotes, accessible explanations, and counter-intuitive insights. Read Rebecca's full bio.
Rebecca has spoken on 4 continents to groups ranging from journalists, digerati, the military, academics, and Fortune 250 executives. Inquiries may be sent to s p e a k i n g [at] rebeccablood [dot] net.
“ What a well-seasoned, clear, compelling speaker you are. Striking, in the calm, measured pace at which you make valuable points to your audience here, your presentation style (not to mention the thoughtful content) is a breath of fresh air at the end of two long days at the conference.. ” — Katherine James Schuitemaker, The Resonance Group
The Principles of Participation
Trying to understand—or even keep up with—every new social media platform is a full-time job. One most professionals don't have time to do. In this talk I introduce audiences to a basic framework that will enable them to intelligently evaluate any social media platform—today, or five years from now.
This is not a tactical talk. It's a simple, yet profound, framework designed to provide audiences with an understanding of the deeper behavioral patterns that underlie social media. Combined with a simple toolkit for thinking about the potential of any social media to further their business objectives, decision makers leave this talk prepared to evaluate social media today, social media yesterday—and social media that hasn't been invented yet.
“ Rebecca Blood's is a voice of reason rising from the rough-and-tumble world of blogging. ” — Christine Tatum, National Secretary of the Society of Professional Journalists and a business writer for The Denver Post
- Thriving on the Writeable Web
- Blogging Inside the Organization
- The Rise of Weblogs — and What Journalism Can Do About It
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