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Lotusphere Sessions db V1.0 available
Ben Langhinrichs    

While many people downloaded the earlier versions and have been replicating in changes as they come, I decided it would be good to get a complete database into the hands of anybody who has not. Download your copy of the Lotusphere 2012 Sessions db today, and I'll see you next week in Orlando.

By the way, as IBM and many of you have been focused on social networks and social business this year, we are collecting ids for speakers, attendees and exhibitors. We are using the networks themselves to collect the information.

On Google+, go to the Lotusphere Sessions G+ page and +1 the page itself (not the post inside).

On Facebook, go to the Lotusphere Sessions FB page and Like the page itself (not the post inside).

On Twitter, tweet your name and id to @blanghinrichs.

I still enter the ids manually, so it isn't instantaneous, but this helps a great deal in getting accurate and timely information. Encourage your friends as well.

Social ids in sessions database so far: 36 Google+ 35 Facebook, 273 Twitter. Are yours in there?


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