Meet other local people interested in the technology, opportunities, marketing, scalability, advertising, and social impacts of social platforms including:
* Bebo (OpenSocial, f8)
* Facebook (f8) and Facebook Connect
* Salesforce / Exchange
And also stuff like Friend Connect, MySpace Data Availability, Facebook Connect, and clouds: AppEngine, Amazon Web Services/EC2/S3. And timeless marvels such as Software As A Service (SaaS).
Also widgets & gadgets, esp. as how they integrate into social apps, and development on Flash/Flex/etc. We also have discussed mobile web, microblogging (esp. Twitter, Plurk), and lots of non-tech stuff like restaurants, travel, and where to have the next event!
For beginners to gurus, and also those wanting to understand how social apps and cloud computing can integrate into a larger strategy.
News about social SW - http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/cloud_c...
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers