Peep Insights shares thoughts on Social Media Week, and the changing landscape of social media.

Since the first Social Media Week in 2009, the event has seen a staggering one-thousand plus percent visitor growth rates on Twitter and three billion iPhone application downloads. The increased ability of citizen journalism to impact traditional news sources sets the stage for a more complicated discourse on the future of social media and its meaning to our increasingly inter-connected global society.

Social Media Week 2010 opened in New York, with a press briefing highlighting the expansion of the conference to six international cities simultaneously, intended to illuminate the real-time disruptive experience that is social media. Hosted at The Paley Center for Media and streamed online, the briefing brought together a live video chat with the planners in each respective city including: Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Toronto and Berlin.

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