The Digerati Start Social Media Week Off With A Bang At NYPL, De Santos, And Gansevoort Park

by Ross Kenneth Urken · February 8, 2011

Social Media Week has been creating some serious energy, and last night the tech set partied around the city from the New York Public Library, to De Santos, to Gansevoort Park. See how they got down and naturally updated with social media throughout the evening.

Social Media Week Opening Party At New York Publc Library

[NYPL Images via Ryan Muir/Insider Images]

The social media elite like foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley schmoozed last night as they drank Ty-Ku and Tweeted about the event, where he hung out with his buddy Chet Gulland, Group Director Strategy at The Barbarian Group. Crowley tweeted:

"Getting my Social Media Week on. #giddyup (@ New York Public Library-Stephen A. Schwarzman Building w/ @ chetg)."

Opening remarks for the event came from NYPL President Dr. Paul LeClerc and Social Media Week Executive Director Toby Daniels.

Digital Somethings

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Last night at Gansevoort Park, the Digital Somethings party kicked off Social Media Week the right way. The fest, sponsored in part by Thrillist, proved that the social media set can also be savvy in real-life social interactions.

But it somehow measures up, any way you frame it.

It's hard to wrap your head around this conundrum, we know. Let's take a moment to ponder.

Ultimately, though, the digerati are all about big pimpin'. Check out those guns.

Media Solstice

Last night New York Times media reporter Wunderkind Brian Stelter and other tech-leaning journalists like John Carney, who heads CNBC's NetNe, came out to De Santos to partake in some digital strategy conversation and enjoy some wine.

When I joked with Carney about whether he had attained a certain prominence in social networking, he quipped,

"Oh, yes, I'm a pharaoh of foursquare."