How much is "too much information" on social media? Where do you draw your line? We're bringing some of the most colorful people on the social web to talk about what they think is too much, and how you can set your own standards for your social media activity.
- Moderator: Lara Ramos, Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, American University Career Center (@laratherese) - Lara Ramos is a full-time Career Center employee and May 2011 MBA candidate at American University. Her background in recruiting, marketing, and outreach means that she has a natural knack for networking and she maintains active LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter presences with over 2500 unique connections, friends, and followers. Lara has curated her own beauty and lifestyle blog, The Glossarie, for over two years and she also blogged her way through wedding planning in 2009 and 2010. Adventures in beauty blogging have flown her to San Francisco, CA for video shoots with the shopping community, Kaboodle, and to New York City to cover backstage beauty for Ted Gibson, Stila Cosmetics, and Deborah Lippmann at New York Fashion Week. Follow her at @laratherese.
- Megan Ackerman, Vice President, AU Social Media Club (@MissMeganEmily) - Megan Ackerman is a social media enthusiast, entertainment junkie and lover of all things pop culture from Los Angeles, CA. Before coming to American University, Megan received her Associates Degree in Marketing from Santa Barbara City College in 2009. Megan is now a senior at AU, working on her Bachelors Degree in American Culture and Media, an interdisciplinary study she created which combines Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations, and American Studies. Follow her at @MissMeganEmily.
- DC Debbie (@dcdebbie) - Debbie has lived in the Washington, DC area for 12 years, working for non-profits in women's rights and health. She does not use Twitter for her day job, nor does she use social media for her own professional development and advancement. Instead, she uses social networks as a political outlet and for personal catharsis, tweeting about her experience living with the difficult burden of being a caregiver to three mentally ill family members. After 2 years of tweets on politics and family struggles, she has accumulated nearly 11,000 followers and unexpectedly found her life drama followed by renowned political correspondents Keith Olbermann, David Corn and Alan Colmes, as well as world famous film critic Roger Ebert and NBA MVP Phoenix Suns player Steve Nash. Debbie was also a finalist in the 2011 Shorty Awards in the "Politics" category and won the Washington City Paper "2011 Best of DC" reader poll as the #1 DC Twitter.
- Shana Glickfield, Partner, BeeKeeper Group (@dcconcierge) - Shana is a Partner at Beekeeper Group, a Washington DC public affairs firm, where she helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on social media and online community building. Shana’s previously was the Online Community Director of NextGenWeb.org, USTelecom’s multimedia website dedicated to exploring all of the innovative ways that broadband is improving our quality of life. Shana’s efforts on the project landed USTelecom, the broadband association, on the list of the Top 10 Organizations Using Social Media by Personal Democracy Forum. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Temple University. She was the founder and author of The DC Concierge, a renowned local blog from 2006-2010. She was one of five women named “Up and Comers in Technology” in 2009 by Washington Post and made Washington Life magazine’s list of the most creative people in new media. She speaks frequently on social media topics, including on Capitol Hill.
- Stef Woods (@citygirlblogs) - Stef Woods is a writer and advocate from Washington, DC. She blogs about her datingadventures and offers advice to readers’ relationship and sex questions. For two years,Stef wrote anonymously as “City Girl,” in the hopes of protecting her career as anattorney.
In 2010, she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Stef has openly shared herexperience with others via photographs, interviews, panel discussions and her blog toencourage early detection and raise awareness. Stef recently “came out” in the bloggingworld to allow her to do more advocacy work.