Created by Susan Mernit and Deanna Zandt for the Women Action & The Media 2009 Conference Pre-Intensive Workshop.
What is social capital? Just like regular capital, it’s a commodity that’s traded daily, and it has a direct effect on your career and goals. With today’s tech tools turning everything on its head, women have more of an opportunity than ever to ramp up their influence; this section will discuss the ways men and women build and use social capital differently, and begin to explore technology’s role.
Putting theory into practice: in this section, we’ll explore some of the common tools in play for working with your digital social capital: Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, LinkedIn, and more! This will be for beginners and advanced folk alike; more skilled attendees will be asked to share their experiences, while beginners will be taught how to get started.