Yesterday I got pinged by one of our PR folks that i hadn't spoken to in a while (probably since i left princeton,nj two years ago?) essentially commenting on how i was certainly the party girl around town. Her source? Her Google Blog Alert for 'Factiva'- yeah i get those to and i had noticed it as well!
Sure i have been going to a couple of after hours events as well as conferences and events that are being blogged and since i am a proud 'factivite' whenever i meet someone i talk about myself, my passions and what i what i do as part of my day job - lucky for me corporate is cool about that.
I always learn something and meet someone new at these events- most are on the meetup circuit for start-ups and other folks interested in the web 2.0 world and sometimes it is just a plain great party like this weekend's Laughing Squid anniversary party.
The Bay area is happening and aside from very serious blogging about technologies there is also a new wave of blogging on the social scene, as usual Jeremiah has a good write-up about what is it all about with a focus on one of the new blog rags bub.blicio.us. that was recently launched by a couple of great folks that i have coincidentally been running into at many events. Sure we have a little fun while we are at it but just like in a 1.0 world, well connected intelligent folks bring interesting; conversations, connections, business opportunities and trusted relationships.