Last week, The Orange County Register hosted the fourth biggest Social Media Day gathering in the world. I work for the Register, but this is my personal blog. As such, the “we” in the title of this post does not to refer to the Register. Instead, this is a roundup of how “we” the people covered last week’s event.
We asked people to use the #smdayoc hashtag whenever posting anything related to the Orange County Social Media Day event. According to What the Hashtag, 281 people have included #smdayoc in a tweet within the last seven days. According to my calculations, during one hour of the event, a tweet containing #smdayoc was published every 14 seconds.
- Attendees used various photo tweeting services to share many images from the event.
- Caroline (@thevixy) used the new iPhone 4 and Sony DSC-W55 to snap 47 pictures and 3 videos in an #smdayoc Flickr gallery.
- Avante Gardens (@AvanteGardens) provide flowers for the event and then posted pictures of those arrangements on floristblogs.com.
- Meredith Simonds (@MeredithSimonds) wrote a wonderful blog post that touched on the Register’s social media efforts and a tour of the pressroom.
- Longboards Ice Cream (@longboards) posted a blog entry full of pictures.
- At the bottom of her blog post, Daniela Bolzmann (@DanielaBolzmann) did a great job listing and linking to many other #smdayoc blog posts and other coverage of the event.
- The L.A.-based Tech by Southwest (@techsxw) podcast interviewed me for their story of how the Register created the fourth largest #smday event in the world.
- In an interview with speaker Ted Nguyen (@TedNguyen), local historian Stan Oftelie explained the name of the auditorium where #smdayoc speakers spoke.
- Nguyen also recorded an audio preview of the event.
- Ted Nguyen also shot a video preview that he posted to CNN’s iReport.
- Robert Watson (@TopBrokerOC), another speaker at Wednesday’s event, shared video of Register Publisher Terry Horne opening up #smdayoc.
- @BodyByB used YouTube to share her reflections from Social Media Day.
- When Zpizza in Tustin (@zpizza_tustin) provided free food for #smdayoc events, they recorded and shared video testimonials.
- Eric Bryant (@TheRECoach) shot tons of video before, during and after the event and created a #smdayoc YouTube playlist with more than 30 clips. If you don’t get a chance to visit that list, please watch Bryant’s interview (below) with 91-year-old attendee John Vrba.
Were you at the event? Did you post anything related to the event? Have you come across other coverage. Share in the comments below, and don’t forget to save those #smdayoc pages on Delicious.