I spoke at a small event at the Charoltte Street Hotel last night called Social Media - Death of Print. Here's the lowdown as a bunch of bloggers and Twitterers documented the proceedings. Have a read.
Ged Carroll: Event notes
Steve Waddington: Seriously social
Ben Matthews: Death of print
Jaz Cummins: Blogging don't need a fullstory to make a good story
Sarah Stimpson: Last night's social media debate
Robin at Bite: Twittering the proceedings
It was nice little event, I say little because the bad weather meant fewer people turned up than were expected to. Shame, because the networking afterwards was just as good.
One thing I said during the panel debate was that I think social media is not killing print media, but it is strangling it. By that I mean the social web is forcing the press to re-work how it works and how it attracts its audiences. But I believe and hope there will always be a big set of print media available to the consumer, whether that's magazines or papers, and that we don't see too much consolidation in the years to come. I think we will see a fair bit, but not too much please. Thanks.
Thanks to Heather at Taylor Bennett and Sarah at Unicorn Jobs for having invited me. I felt very geeky talking about social media so much, but I'm getting used to that label now.