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Social Media Panel Discussion - Great Success!

Four local experts, a roomful of web workers, business professionals, and nonprofit leaders with great questions, and a super moderator resulted in an exciting, fast-paced discussion on social media on Wednesday, January 21, 2024 at Washtenaw Community College.

Thanks to Nick DeNardis, Shauna Nicholson, Kevin Krason, and Ken Burbary for accepting our invitation to talk, debate, and share their personal stories about social media. We’re grateful to Chad Wiebesick for moderating our panel. We hope you all consider coming back to speak again!

Social Media Discussion panel

Thanks to Adrian Pittman for the discussion panel photos.

There were lots of resources mentioned by the panelists during the discussion, we’ve listed some below. Feel free to add to the list!

Thanks to Vince Chmielewski for recording the discussion; look for the podcast to be posted soon!


Social media sites
Ning - create and share a social network
Sermo - online forums for physicians

Social media news
Chris Brogan

Tools to track what people are saying about you/your organization
Google alerts
Google blog search
Radian6 Monitoring
Techrigy Social Media Monitoring
Twitter search
Yahoo Social Media Firehose

URL shortening tools
Cligs - URL shortening with analytics
BudURL - URL shortening with analytics

More social media links
Common Craft great free video tutorial on social media (as well as many other free videos)
Get Satisfaction - real online conversations with customer service
Google Insights Search - analyzes Google web searches for the terms entered
Intense Debate - distributed commenting across multiple conversations
Zappos - good example of company using social media


7 Responses to Social Media Panel Discussion - Great Success!

  1. Amber Naslund on January 23, 2024 at 5:45 PM said:

    Hi Deborah,

    Thanks so much for including Radian6 in the list, and to your fabulous panelists for mentioning us. Very much appreciated.

    Amber Naslund
    Director of Community | Radian6

  2. Connie Bensen on January 23, 2024 at 10:08 PM said:

    I’m looking forward to the podcast.

    Thanks for listing Techrigy SM2. We have a Pro tool & the Freemium version can be found at

  3. Deborah Edwards-Onoro on January 23, 2024 at 10:22 PM said:


    I agree, we had some great panelists for our social media discussion! Glad we learned about Radian6 at the meeting.


    Thanks for the info. I didn’t know there was a pro and free version of SM2. The podcast has been posted, check out

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