Social Media Hour: Local Gov and Startup Lessons

May 25, 2010

4:49 pm

Technology, civic engagement and the challenges of being an entrepreneur who’s been around the block a few times – these are the topics to be tackled on this week’s episode. Cathy will be joined by Rebecca Prozan, candidate for one of the Board of Supervisor seats in San Francisco, and an avid user of social media. In this interview, she outlines how her personal use and professional use blend and how technology can and should play a central role in local government.

Also this week, Tariq Krim, a French entrepreneur who’s last company, NetVibes, taught him a lot about some of the less obvious learnings when launching a business. Tariq is currently working on a JoliCloud a slick operating system for netbooks. In this conversation Tariq shares his views of start-ups, lessons and how to move forward.

[audio:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/social-media-hour/2010/05/25/social-media-hour.mp3|titles=Social Media Hour Episode 58 |artists=Cathy Brooks with guests Rebecca Prozan and Tariq Krim]

Social Media Hour Episode #58

Editor’s Note: Cathy Brooks’s Social Media Hour offers a rotating selection of top industry experts to discussion about the way in which social media is impacting business and society. You can find Cathy’s work at Story Navigation and follow her on Twitter: @CathyBrooks.

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