In all honesty I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I entered the Zumanity theatre in the New York, New York hotel, home to the 2011 Mashable Awards. I knew there would be a red carpet, I knew there would be very important people packed into that theatre but the rest was a surprise.
As I made my way through the lobby of the theatre I took my time, pausing every so often to mingle with interesting people and grab a complimentary snack and beer. Around my 2nd beer and 4th pretzel (they were so good) I met a fellow blogger by the name of Daniel Cawrey (Editor of thechromesource.com) and had a conversation that just reaffirmed my love of writing.
When the doors opened and the show began I was engulfed in a sea of social media and felt extremely at home.
The show began with an introductory speech from the very-much-not-what-I-expected CEO of Mashable Pete Cashmore and the very funny Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital at ‘The Onion’. The remainder of the awards show was a great example of the growing nature and importance of social media and was highlighted by a variety of VERY different personalities.
Everyone from ‘the bed intruder’ Antonio Dodson to the ‘Double Rainbow guy’ was in attendance and I even got pelted by (plush) Angry Birds!
Until next time buyers, sellers and friends!
Josh ^theLVD Weaver