The Institute for Social Media launches on WordPress and Twitter ahead of our inaugural conference in Sydney and Melbourne in early 2011 and our ‘bricks and mortar’ presence. A perfectly appropriate order of events for a Social Media Institution.
A diverse group of individuals have created the Institute of Social Media as a aggregation point for knowledge, a voice in support of standards, a clarion for professional recognition of Social Media practitioners and a collective advocating the benefits of Social Media engagement and digitally networked communities. The Institute for Social Media has a mandate to hand control over to its consistent member community by 1 July 2012 once the body is operationally secure.
Not a New Network
The Institute for Social Media is a knowledge base, a centre for excellence and a strong voice for lobbying and broad advocacy of Social Media benefits. We are not another network and expect to work closely with the quality array of networks and professional groups already active in the Social Media space.
Subscribe, Follow and Watch This Space
Forgive our humble beginnings. For now, your email subscription to our blog and your following of our Twitter account will make an initial connection. Send your suggested content, topics or material for cooperative promotion and we will make it available as a shared resource. Watch this space for updates, progress and the announcement of our 12-person steering committee that will get the Institute off the ground and set it upon a suitable launch pathway. Soon, we will make a more appropriate connection and membership path available and launch our inaugural Social Media conference.
Be part of the Institute for Social Media!