Social Media
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook IPO Letter External Link
The open letter from Mark Zuckerberg that appears in Facebook's IPO offering is available online. It makes for some very interesting reading. Check it out.
Washington Business Journal on AirBanking External Link
The Washington Business Journal interviews Main Street Bank exec Jeff Dick about his AirBanking initiative. AirBanking mixes online banking, blogging and social media to attract young professionals. David Keener is the architect and social media expert assisting Main Street Bank with their strategies.
Rubyology Interview External Link
David Keener was just interviewed by Chris Matthieu and Jason Goecke for the Rubyology podcast. The interview was about Facebook, Ruby on Rails and Dave's upcoming talk at SunnyConf later this month. Check out the podcast!
NovaRUG Rails/Facebook Talk
I'll be giving my "Leveraging Rails to Build Facebook Apps, Version 2.0" talk at the NovaRUG meeting on September 15th. This version of the talk incorporates the recent changes that Facebook has made to its developer ecosystem. It will also be videotaped by the incomparable Don Anderson, although the talk won't be available online until after I've given the talk at SunnyConf in Phoenix, AZ.
All About Tweetups External Link
A tweetup is an event organized through Twitter that allows people who have met through Twitter to meet in person. Find out more about Tweetups in this in-depth blog entry.
KeenerTech on Facebook now has a Facebook presence. Follow us on Facebook now.

KeenerTech, now on Facebook!
Social Media Stats External Link
HubSpot is a great site for collecting statistics about social media. Here's a link to more stats than you would believe possible.
Exchanges Connect Top 40 Announced External Link
The Top 40 videos for the Exchanges Connect Online Video Contest have been chosen. I was part of the team that created and ran the contest for the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Now it's in the hands of the celebrity judges to select the final winners!
My Talk at RubyNation 2010
I will be speaking at RubyNation 2010. My topic is "Leveraging Rails to Build FaceBook Applications." This is a distillation of some of the practical tactics that my development team at MetroStar Systems has used to create highly successful FaceBook applications using Rails, including real-life systems like PollCast and Iran Voices. FaceBook is the world's largest social network, with over 600 million members.
The Top Social Media Blogs of 2010 External Link
The Social Media Examiner has put together a nice list of the top social media blogs for 2010.
A How-To Video About FaceBook Connect External Link
This How-To video is a great, language-agnostic introduction to leveraging FaceBook Connect for external web sites, i.e. - sites that don't function within the FaceBook "chrome." From Luke Shepard and Wei Zhu, two engineers on the FaceBook Connect team.
ExchangesConnect Contest Site Live!
The 2nd Annual ExchangesConnect Video Contest launched at noon today. Within hours, users were uploading the first videos for the contest. I'm really pleased to have been involved in the development of this contest.
Making Money Online External Link
This is a great round-up from Josh Catone on the Mashable site. It covers 15 great sites that people are using to make real money online.
AOL Ruby Users Group
I got a last-minute request to speak at the AOL Ruby Users Group, which is held the second Thursday of each month (March 13th for this month). So they're getting a preview of my March 19th NovaRUG presentation. The topic will be "Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site."
NovaRUG: March 19th
I will be speaking at the Northern Virginia Ruby Users Group on March 19, 2008. The topic will be "Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site." Meetings start at 6:00 PM for networking, with presentations beginning at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the FGM building in Reston; see the NovaRug web site for directions.
December DCRUG Meeting
Still waiting for final confirmation, but right now it looks like I'll be presenting at the December meeting of the Washington DC Ruby on Rails Users Group. The meeting will be held at George Washington University. The topic is going to be "Leveraging OpenID in Rails."