by John Roberts
Social Media Week organizers released a list of the “Top 10 Social Media Events that Shook the World.” These events, from the Arab Spring to Wikileaks to Charlie Sheen, were all fundamentally shaped by the use of social media, and in many cases would have never happened without social networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Social Media Week was launched by Crowdcentric in 2009 as the world’s first truly global conference designed to help increase understanding of the complex and integrated role social media plays in society. Unlike other conferences, Social Media Week is free to anyone, and those unable to attend in person can participate online to in many of the more than 450 events around the world.
In addition to analyzing social media’s impact, conference participants will discuss the upcoming trends and technologies that will revolutionize social media – and our society – in the months and years ahead. (Top 10 events list after the break)