Meetup, Kickstarter and Tumblr head to D.C. to save net neutrality

A number of startups and tech public advocacy groups headed to the nation’s capital this week to make their voice heard ahead of the FCC’s official release of its new net neutrality regulations. Meetup’s General Counsel told me why his company participated.

Only Two More Weeks Until Cord Cutters Day!

San Francisco, Alabama, New York, and Lima, Peru are only a few of the cities with meetups on the first ever Cord Cutters Day, coming up on April 26. Join us to celebrate life without pay TV and show that cord cutting isn’t a myth.

NewTeeVee Seattle Meetup Next Monday!

Liz and I will be in Seattle next week, and we’re hoping you can come out and have a drink with us at the first-ever NewTeeVee Seattle Meetup. Here are details:
When: Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Black Bottle (must be 21 or older)
To RSVP (not necessary, but it’s nice to know who’s joining us), visit our Facebook event page.
There’s a ton of web video talent up in the Northwest, and we’re excited to finally be up that way to shake hands and share a beverage. See you next Monday!

NTV Meetup LA Was En Fuego

The only thing hotter than the NewTeeVee LA meetup last night was an actual wildfire that broke out near the Getty. But neither natural disaster nor the most horrific traffic this reporter has ever experienced could keep people from this party. We had so many people pack the Cat n’ the Fiddle that management moved us to our own private room.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night. It was a great mix of familiar and new faces. We love LA, and we love the new media folks down here. Enjoy these pics from the event.

SCHED*: Simple Social Scheduling

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It’s been said that the apps that break out at Austin’s South by Southwest festival are those that help festival-goers navigate and orient themselves within the sprawl of parties, panel sessions and gigs.

The 2007 edition of SXSW was Twitter’s big moment, the tipping point for the now iconic service. The following year, many thought that SCHED*, a web-based event calendar and agenda builder, would be the breakout service of 2008 — the “new Twitter.”

Though such expectations were inflated by the media, SCHED* provided useful personalized schedules that have endured through two editions of the festival. The latest edition of the app now includes mobile support, iPhone compatibility, and the ability to integrate with iCal and Google Calendar. Read More about SCHED*: Simple Social Scheduling

Where Is Your Community?

While the solitary web worker life can get lonely occasionally, most of us have found ways to engage with communities of our peers in less traditional ways outside of an office. There have been many posts on this blog about engaging with coworkers and clients via Twitter, IM, Facebook, and other social networking sites. Those are a great first step to keep in touch with real people throughout the day, but what about those times when you just need to get out of the house?