Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 2012: Upcoming Networking Events in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, June 13:
Build Guild: "A monthly gathering of web folks that enjoy chatting over drinks. Mustaches optional."
Where: LOT 17 (4617 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA)
When: 6:30pm
RSVP on Facebook

Wednesday, June 20:
Startup Drinks Pittsburgh: All local entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and change-makers are welcome!
Where: Truth (51 S 12th St., Pittsburgh, PA)
When: 5:30pm
RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, June 23:
Cellhelmet™ Launch Party: The world's first and only case to guarantee the iPhone. "As a special thanks to everyone who has supported us from the beginning and for those that will help us into the future - everything's on us. FOOD. BEER. GAMES. MUSIC. GIVEAWAYS. FUN!"
Where: Boyce Park (Monroeville, PA)
When: 12:00-8:00pm
RSVP on Facebook
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Please post more upcoming Pittsburgh events in the comments!

What Is Social Media and Why Should I Care? (Pittsburgh Edition)

If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say?

You can, you know. With social media and the internet at your fingertips, you no longer have to be on television, hold a major office, or become vetted by a major news corporation before sending out your message to the world.

We truly all have a voice online - a searchable, dynamic, resounding voice. Echo Bounce gives rise to Pittsburgh voices using the greatest communication tools known to man - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. - to convey their messages. Many people find having a conversation with one person difficult. What do you say to all people? It can be a scary thought. What will people think? What if I say the wrong thing? Where do I start? There are no right answers, but there are more effective ones.

Social media platforms provide a tremendous stage with the whole world as an audience. Choose your messages wisely. Entertain. Inform. Lift up the world.

Above all, participate. You can start here.