Ypulse Will Return Tomorrow

Ypulse MashupWe’re taking today off from blogging after a very successful 2008 Ypulse National Mashup. We had over 400 people attend at various points over the past two days—we’ll blog some highlights tomorrow and post photos on Flickr. For now, I’ll round up the growing body of coverage in the press and from various attendees. If you covered the event or find more coverage, please send it my way, and I’ll add it to this post. Also, we announced the dates of our next smaller Ypulse Mashup event, which will focus on high school juniors/seniors and college students (November 6-7) at Boston University. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to record this time around, but we are working on finding affordable (i.e. free) ways to capture either audio and/or video of future events as well as stream in Teen Second Life. Finally, I can’t thank our speakers, sponsors, attendees and volunteers enough for this year’s super event. Stay tuned….

CBS News (Larry Magid) Larry moderated our cyberbullying session…I attempted to post this response on his blog, but even though I was logged in, it didn’t seem to work:

While we do focus on effective ways to reach youth with technology, our audience is about one third non-profit/advocacy organizations so branding could be branding for a company or branding for an agency serving youth. In addition to the sessions you mentioned, we also had sessions on this year’s election, youth activism, on whether girls are the new geeks, and of course your own on what folks who create web sites for youth can do about cyberbullying.

So it was not just about “selling stuff to kids” it was also about using those technologies effectively and authentically to reach them whether it is with a product that is actually useful or a message that could save their lives or inspire them to create social change.

Also, in case anyone missed my one sentence sound bite on The Early Show, check out the segment they did on “Avatars behaving badly.”

CNET coverage:

For teens, the future is mobile
Disney bucks music industry downturn
Cell phone is mom-avoidance device for teens

Publisher’s Weekly

Embracing Technology in a YA World

Blog press coverage:

The Reverb of Ypulse (Youth Media Exchange)
Harvesting Kids’ Eyeballs; Free Mobile For Ad Views: Blyk! (Shaping Youth)
Confessions of a Virgin Meebo User At Ypulse (Shaping Youth)
Texting Is the New Rock and Roll (NextGreatThing)
MC Hammer Maximizes and Optimizes the Commodity of Music (PSFK)
Ypulse National Mashup 2008: Are girls the new geeks? (Feministing.com)
Ypulse National Mashup 2008: Totally Wired Hip-hop (Feministing.com)
Ypulse 2008: Interview with Creaters of Midwest Teen Sex Show (Feministing.com)

Attendee posts:

Is Disney Trying to Keep Parents Out of the Loop? (House On Fire)
The Mashup Round-up (Ramblings of Immersive Marketing Geniuses/Premise)
From FooCamp to Ypulse to BlogHer in 8 days (Smart CEO)
2008 Ypulse National Mashup Recap (YouthCultopia)

Good times and good people in San Francisco
(Claire Mysko)
Wow! Tech Execs and Global Teens Share a Vision of the Future at the Ypulse Mashup Day Two (Teen Lab at Alcatel-Lucent)
YPulse Mashup 2008 Day One: A unique blend of culture, marketing and technology (Teen Lab at Alcatel-Lucent)
Photo Friday: Pics from San Francisco (Melissa Walker)
“Reaching Today’s Totally Wired Generation:” Antti Öhrling’s Take on YPulse Mashup 2008 (Blyk)
YPulse Mashup Part One - Teen Music Trends and the Go-Go’s (Spinning Indie)
YPulse Mashup Part Two - MC Hammer, Chess and Hip Hop (Spinning Indie)
Mashing it up! (Justina Chen Headley)
The Morning Fog May Chill The Air, I Don’t Care (Benjamin Wagner)
Ypulse Mashup (Adina’s Deck)
Teen Talk at Ypulse (Dixie LaRue)
Live Blogging the Ypulse Mashup (Social Citizen Blog)
Minkster’s blog (and one more)
Reaching Out To Da Yoots (Digital Blue—our rad AV team)


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