Successful Online Communities--Brought to You by the Muppets

Deanna Zandt (Deanna Zandt)
Social Media
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Sure, we all know we can build nifty tools with social features, or
use others’ nifty tools to get the word out about a product or cause.
But what makes for a successful ecosystem of tools and users? How can
businesses and communities alike plan for a shifting landscape with
lightspeed breakthroughs and changes? In this session, we’ll look at
five big, inspiring ideas for community online—brought to you,
surprisingly, by the Muppets.

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Deanna Zandt

Deanna Zandt

Deanna Zandt is a media technologist and the author of Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking (Berrett-Koehler, June 2010). She is a consultant to key progressive media organizations including AlterNet and Jim Hightower, and hosts TechGrrl Tips on GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Zandt specializes in social media, and is a leading expert in women and technology.

In January 2009, Deanna was chosen as a fellow for the Progressive Women’s Voices program at the Women’s Media Center. She also serves as a technology advisor to a number of organizations, including Feministing, The Girls & Boys Projects and Women Action & The Media, and is on the board of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines Magazine.

  • Visa
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • dynaTrace
  • EffectiveUI
  • Elastic Path
  • FireHost
  • IBT
  • Litle & CO
  • Plimus
  • Quest Software
  • Research In Motion
  • SoftLayer
  • Yottaa

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