Digital Marketing and Tech Trends

Who’s Actually Attending All These Internet Week Events?

One look at Internet Week New York‘s schedule for the week and you could feel one of two things: (1) You could be overwhelmed by the number of panels and mixers being offered; or (2) You could be confused by wondering who has so much spare time that they can allocate two-to-three hour chunks of time to attend lectures like the Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Launch during their work week. To learn more, we can check in with Twitter.

Turns out Mashable Editor-in-Chief Adam Ostrow is interview with Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley–showing that while a lot of Internet Week’s happenings may be filler, the Mashable Media Summit is definitely one of the landmark events of the week. Which should account for the whereabouts of most bloggers and new media journalists around lunchtime today.

Still other members of the Twitterati have picked up on a choice soundbite about what Internet Week means:

“Internet week is like fashion week without the attractive people”

The only difference here is that Fashion Week is universally recognized as the venue for top designers to debut their newest wares and with the exception of the iPhone 4 at the WWDC yesterday, Internet Week in New York has a long way to go before it even starts to nip at the heels of the booming tech industry on the West Coast. Which isn’t to say that such a tweet is false–perhaps prescient.