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Location, Social and Mobile

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Free Webinar hosted by O'Reilly & featuring Leah Busque
Who Should Come: 
This event is open to the public.
Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Address: 
online
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2186

Think back 10 to 15 years ago, there was probably a kid in your neighborhood that you could pay a couple bucks to wash your car or mow your lawn. We've lost that sense of community over the years because the age of the internet has siloed us. With the social networking in full force, that is changing. Social, location, and mobile technologies are creating a meaningful foundation to connect a neighborhood both on and offline. Technology has finally caught up to human behavior, and we are able to use the internet to get off the internet and build a strong community together. In this webcast presentation Leah will highlight how these technology trends are paving the way for new marketplace businesses and why they are so important to the success of these models.

To register or for more information, see O'Reilly's web site about this free webinar.

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2186

About Leah Busque

A true visionary, Leah originated the phrase, "service networking," a now industry-wide term describing the productive and service power of a web-based social networked community. In the fall of 2008, while trying to figure out how to juggle dinner out with her husband, Kevin, and buying dog food for her 100-pound yellow labrador retriever, Kobe, Leah's flash of inspiration resulted in her registering the RunMyErrand.com domain name from her iPhone, and mapping the entire business model in her head prior to their meal. Eighteen months later, the company is flourishing, and has expanded and evolved into TaskRabbit.com.