Social media and the G20 in Pittsburgh: Roundtable discussion

Pittsburgh, by JOE M500
"Pittsburgh" by JOE M500

Last week I was honored to talk with some of my smart friends in the Pittsburgh social media scene. The topic was the G20 Summit next week in Pittsburgh — what we can expect and how can social media creators be involved.

Mike Sorg, new media producer and fellow PodCamp Pittsburgh organizer,  put it all together. The participants were Tim Hindes, Grants Manager and Creative Director with GSP Consulting; Elizebeth Perry, a sketch blogger and Technology Coordinator at the the Ellis School; Norm Huelsman, Assistant Director of Public Relations with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; and me.

Visit the PodCamp Pittsburgh site to hear the discussion.

Highlights: What is the G20 Summit; how are preparations affecting life in the region; what role can social media creators — bloggers, twitterers, etc — play in understanding and discussing the G20; is this a good thing or bad thing for Pittsburgh; predictions and suggestions.

Behind-the-scenes note: I was running a fever of about 101 degrees the evening of our discussion, thanks to a late-summer flu I picked up. I’d like to blame the fever for any particularly wandering trains of thought I followed during the talk, but really that’s how I am all the time.