Crowdsourcing is one of the most original business ideas and buzzwords of recent years, the idea of crowdsourcing is that companies and institutions of all kinds use the internet to harness the wisdom of the many rather than relying on the expertise of the few.

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Date: 17 September 2008
Location: Institute of Contemporary Arts, UK

SMX Search Marketing Expo

SMX London is programmed by the sharpest minds and most experienced team in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the news makers and educated generations of search marketers. SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off for Chinwag readers, use code CHIN15

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Date: 4 November 2008
Location: New Connaught Rooms, UK

Social Media Camp London

SocialMediaCamp London is a BarCamp-style unconference to be held in Central London (exact location to be confirmed). We'll cover topics from blogs, podcasts, mobile tech, marketing ethics in new media and community relations...

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Date: 4 October 2008
Location: TBC, UK

Geek up Sheffield

GeekUp Sheffield takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. It's a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.

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Date: 1 October 2008
Location: Showroom Cafe Bar, UK

World Social Marketing Conference

The National Social Marketing Centre, in partnership with the University of Lethbridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, are pleased to announce the first World Social Marketing Conference.

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Date: 29 September 2008
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK

Your turn to shine: Channel 4 leads cross-discipline talent search

4Talent are scouring the country for the UK’s most innovative and ground-breaking talent for the 4Talent Awards 2008.

Those entering will be judged by industry insiders who, if you’ve got what it takes, could be your commissioning editors of the future.

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Econ Music

The Economics of Music (EconMusic) will be held at the Natural History Museum and will be attended by label bosses  and the growing crop of internet services in to debate ad funding, “free music”, subscriptions, licensing, mobile, DRM, direct distribution and general emerging models for music in the digital age.

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Date: 23 September 2008
Location: Natural History Museum, UK

Social Networking Conference

The Social Networking Conference are the industry's largest events that covers business management for the Social Networking and Internet Personals industry. The next event will be held on September 22 - 23, 2008 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center in London, United Kingdom.

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Date: 22 September 2008
Location: Millenium Glouchester Hotel and Kensington Conference Centre, UK

Cussed by Captcha

Spam is still a pervasive issue and judging by a recent debate on the uk-netmarketing email discussion forum highlighted the problem isn't just a plague on inboxes, competition forms, surveys and any other web form is a target.

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Chinwag Live on Tour: Micro Media Maze

If micro content is here to stay, how are media owners and marketers adapting to this newly dynamised media consumption culture? Join us to debate the issues with, Havas Media Lab / Bubblegeneration, and Snipperoo at ad:tech London.

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Date: 24 September 2008
Location: UK

Facebook reckoning part 3: horizontal versus vertical

What’s better for advertisers - a blanket social network campaign with a high click-through rate or targeting your campaign to a niche, vertical social network?

Vertical networks are usually organised around a specific interest or theme. They’re usually either fan sites, are age/interest specific or for professional purposes.

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Pre-dConstruct pre-party Burgers

If dConstruct is on, that’ll mean dConstruct pre-party, if the dConstruct pre-party is on that’ll mean ‘pre-dConstruct pre-party Burgers’, it’s almost tradition now for some… one of GBK’s finest burger’s with great webby folks before a slow-burger-walk to the official dConstruct pre-party for fun & games.

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Date: 4 September 2008
Location: Gournemt Burger Kitchen, UK

Facebook reckoning Part 2: the revenue race

Facebook are stuck between a rock and a hard place. After you’ve faffed about with the applications, added your photos and replied to those friend requests how do you keep the users hooked?

For the networks, it’s a tricky balancing act to achieve, you’ve gotta keep the cash rolling in and keep the user happy at the same time.

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Facebook reckoning Part 1: global expansion route

In the UK it’s more common today to have a Facebook application than it is to have a dog. But it’s into the global arena that its expansion plans have now moved.

With 65 billion page views per month, on average people spend 20 minutes a day on the site, plus it’s the number one photo-sharing site on the web.

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Digital Mission New York 08 finalists revealed

Now the judging is over, we're hugely pleased to announce which UK companies will be going on the Digital Mission to New York and the Web 2.0 Expo next month from 14th-19th September...

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