Lanyrd & Hashable – Love at first site

These two websites are the most exciting social media sites that I have stumbled upon in a while.  Hopefully you will fall in love as quickly as I did.  Here are some basic facts about each of these.  I encourage you to give them a try!


This site is the yellow pages of social media conferences.  It hosts information for social media and business conferences all across the world that are searchable using key words, location or date.  You’re never too young or old to brush up on customer service, client service, social media or marketing skills.  Lanyrd also allows you to see who is attending or “tracking” the conference as well as a link to the conference website for more information.  The coolest part?  When the conference is registered on Lanyrd, the creators of the conference are able to alert users of Lanyrd if they are in need of speakers, guests, or hosts.  Need to see it to believe it?  Check out the Lanyrd for SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive 2011 conference.


Where Twitter meets Foursquare.  This site combines the hash tags of Twitter with the location check-ins of Foursquare.  But that’s not all.  With Hashable’s app, you are able to create your own network of business or personal contacts.  Meeting a business professional for lunch?  “Check-in” both of you to the diner and send him or her a virtual business card.  As you continue to meet each other at various meetings or conferences, Hashable will track your working relationship and suggest different people for you to meet to grow your network.

February 28, 2011 · Posted by in social media, web  


2 Responses to “Lanyrd & Hashable – Love at first site”

  1. Simon Willison on February 28th, 2011 11:30 am

    Thanks very much for the review!

    We (Lanyrd) don’t just list social media and business conferences – we have events covering thousands of different topics, from Genealogy to Journalism to Healthcare to Criminology.

  2. Pete Prodoehl on February 28th, 2011 12:41 pm

    If only Lanyrd supported OpenID…

    Just kidding Simon. ;)