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Social Media Culture: Bringing Us Together or Diminishing Us?

IPI Speaker Series

You have heard of "social media" and are probably using Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, and other sites. But how is social media changing our lives? Is it always for the better, or might it be for the worst? What about privacy in a world where we’re disclosing all this information? What do people know about you? What will the government know? Is it worth it?

Please join the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) for a luncheon conversation about the social media revolution, and whether social media is an unqualified boon for society, or not.

Our guests will be noted author and provocateur Andrew Keen, and Patrick Brandt, CEO of Telligent, a Dallas-based social community software company. Andrew will also be signing copies of his new book, Digital Vertigo, after the luncheon.

Join us as we explore these questions of privacy and security, and whether social media is making us better informed and providing us new exciting tools, or whether we’re being diminished by what we’re giving away for all these great new apps.

Andrew Keen
Internet entrepreneur and author of the new book “Digital Vertigo – How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us”

Patrick Brandt
Chief Executive Officer, Telligent—Social Community Software

Event Details:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: Noon

InterContinental Hotel Dallas
Bel-Air Ballroom
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

Individual Registration: $45 (Includes lunch)
Click here to register securely online

For questions about this event, please contact Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139, or


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