Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Social Media Club Takes Google Fiber by Storm with Give Us a Gig! Campaign

If there has been one standout leader on the Google Fiber initiative in Kansas City, it may (a bit surprisingly) be The Social Media Club of Kansas City.  The organization has already thrown Building the Gigabit City brainstorming sessions with Brainzooming and has helped to create the 60 Business Concepts for Building the Gigabit City with Google Fiber Report.  But SMCKC's efforts don't stop there.
Yesterday, the Social Media Club launched the Google Fiber education campaign known as "Give Us a Gig!"  This campaign has been created in order to educate citizens about Google's plans in Kansas City and to generate ideas about how to best put the faster Internet to good use in neighborhoods.
In the recent Kansas City Star article, Social Media Club of Kansas City organizer Aaron Deacon said, "It was intended to be a recognition of the fact that there's a demand for more information on the project.  (Google officials) acknowledge that there are things that they can't or won't answer."
According to Deacon, the meetings that SMCKC will hold next month will give people a better understanding of the possibilities of far faster Internet connections.  He also said organizers hope to generate ideas about how poorer neighborhoods can find ways to pay for the service.  Now that's how you think big...with a gig!
The first meeting will be held on December 13, 2011 at 5:30pm at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  Another meeting will be held at 5:30pm at the main branch of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.
Read the full Kansas City Star article here.
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