Mashable is Pumping up the Event Side of Things — Partying with Grand Master Flash Tomorrow in NYC
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Mashable, one of the world’s top 10 most influential blogs, is expanding its events business. Tomorrow in Manhattan, hundreds of Mashables will partying at Webster Hall for a performance of Grand Master Flash. The tickets are just about sold out, we have learned.
If Mashable’s party in San Francisco last month, which was called a “wild one” by Caroline McCarthy of CNET News.com, tomorrow’s should be a blast.
Last week in Hollywood, I spoke with founder Pete Cashmore. He told me that Mashable is expanding both events and “mixers” — sounds like a great way to build awareness and sell sponsorships.
Pete will not be in attendance tomorrow night.
Hope it’s great fun.
Videoblogging Made Smart: Magnify.net has Plug-in For MovableType
Magnify.net, the New York-based start-up which organizes video collections around specific interests on customized Web page, has new plug-in which will allow bloggers using Movable Type to insert customized video directly into a blog post.
Steve Rosenbaum the CEO, says that the search and discovery technology of Magnify.net will easily curate relevant videos from multiple video sharing services.
Today the company is announcing a plug-in for MoveableType and plans to introduce them for WordPress and other major blog platforms.
This seems as cool idea as blogging becomes video-rich. Whether bloggers will rely on an automated process or search for themselves remains to be seen.
I caught with Steve at Digital Hollywood last week where he explains.
— Andy Plesser