The Facebook Debate
The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) is organising an event to discuss the latest, greatest social networking site, Facebook, on the 17th October.
Note: At the time of publication, only 40 tickets of the 170 available were left unsold.
The Facebook craze has swept the nation over the past few months, becoming the social site of choice, especially when it comes to New Media professionals.
Yet this apparent popularity has also been accompanied by a barrage of criticism. Why can’t I get any data out of Facebook? Why do I keep getting spammed by application requests? Does Facebook offer any value to businesses, or is it stealing employees’ time? And what about those sinister Terms and Conditions that appear to grant Facebook the rights to any materials from writings to holiday snaps that I import into the system? Ultimately, is this a passing fad, like hula hoops and Twitter, or is it the shape of communications and communities in the future?
The event probably won’t be able to answer all of these questions, but you’ll get a chance to hear the experts’ opinions and to air your own.
The event is an early evening panel discussion to be held at the BT Centre (opposite St Paul’s tube station) on October 17. The panel thus far consists of:
- Hugh MacLeod
- Damien Mulley
- Michael Nutley
- Robert Loch
Established in 1985, the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) is the Industry association representing the diverse interests of the UK interactive industry. It supports individuals and organisations which deliver high quality, creative and innovative, interactive media solutions.