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01.30.08 09:23 PM

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Busy times again. Realizing I haven't posted in nearly two weeks, and it's amazing bc I have lots of thoughts. I guess nowadays I share more on Facebook and Twitter than I do here. Also, we're working on a big project at work that's been eating up a lot of my time. And then I've been totally focused on working with Angela and Markus over at BlackWeb2.0, I swear that site gets better and better everyday.

Another task I've been working on is adding more sites to the Black Tech Bloggers List. Hopefully it is a useful resource for folks. As I stated in an earlier post, I'm looking to make it its own page on my site, and I think I have enough sites listed now that it warrants that.

In other news, there are a few conferences coming up where I'll be working with some great folks to present some awesome panel discussions. Full details soon, but here's a taste of what I have coming up at SXSWi, BlogHer Biz, and EMP Pop Conference.

March 7-11, 2008
"Where Are The Black Tech Bloggers?" Moderator
SXSW Interactive | Austin, TX

Angela Benton - BlackWeb2.0
N'Gai Croal - Level Up
Darla Mack - Darla Mack: Days In The Life of a Mobile Diva
Ronald Lewis - 24/7 with Ronald Lewis
Lena West - Social Media 360 and TechForward
Craig Nulan - Subrealism: Liminal Perspectives on Consensus Reality

April 3, 2008
"Presenting Four Case Studies: Successful Social Media Creation — Hearst Mobile" Interviewer
BlogHer Business '08 | New York, NY

Fast Company's Lynne d Johnson interviews Hearst Digital media's director of mobile, Sophia Stuart, about their initiative to take content and community mobile...realizing the promise of mobile ubiquity. Hear how they brainstormed over what content made sense for their mobile platforms from nine magazine properties, and about how they evangelized this new content internally and with surprisingly intimate efforts externally.

April 10-13, 2008
"Black Pop In The Web 2.0 Era" Co-Moderator
EMP Pop Conference | Seattle, WA

This roundtable will address the ongoing relationship between black popular music and new media. While well-traversed sites like Myspace, Youtube, Bebo and Second Life have created an unlikely bunch of DIY stars across race and class, it is no secret that the majority of digital sales in the mainstream music (and digital sales currently account for 40% percent of major labels' digital revenues) are in "urban" music. But what does all this digital activity mean for the production and reception of black music, on a global scale? Is black music more "free" in the Web 2.0 era? How does the ongoing global digital divide inform the present and future of black music?

Jason King (co-moderator)
Lynne d Johnson (co-moderator)
Angela Conyers-Benton
Matt Mason
dream hampton
Del F. Cowie
Kyra Gaunt
Kandia Crazy Horse

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