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April Web 2.0 and Social Media Marketing Meeting

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April Web 2.0 and Social Media Marketing Meeting

Time: April 20, 2009 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Julius Meinl Lincoln Ave
Street: 4363 N Lincoln Ave
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 224 616 0630
Event Type: april, web, 2.0, and, social, media, marketing, meeting
Organized By: Todor Krecu
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2010

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Event Description

At this meeting we will discuss Facebook and AllState's Friender Benders

Facebook is a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. The website's name refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of a campus community that some US colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus.

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 200 million active users worldwide.

AllState's Friender Benders

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States and the second-largest of all personal lines insurers in the U.S. Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Co..

"FrienderBenders.com is not just another auto driving video or funny car crash cartoon. Bad driving habits can contribute to accidents and at FrienderBenders.com, you can create your own virtual pile-up without having to file a claim!"
Marcia Hansen - AllState

Interview Marcia Hansen from Web 2.0 Expo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYkVWP2xBg0

Choose your Bad-Driving Character
You and your friends can star as Texting Tessa, Hungry Horatio, Make-Up Mary or Johnny Distracto. Upload a photo, select a sound and create and share your own virtual pile-up.

You can create your own Friender Bender at http://www.frienderbenders.com/home.php

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Comment by Kim Ashley on March 24, 2010 at 2:47pm
Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning the latest trends. Can anyone recommend a Social Media class in Chicago? Or an on-line class?
Comment by Jean Ban on April 14, 2009 at 9:32am
very interrested in this topic and meeting more folks in the group. I'm inviting some of my CBD colleagues as well.
Comment by Sebastian on April 12, 2009 at 4:45pm
I've got class that night. Can you post the presentation slides and/or meeting notes?

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