words and pictures by Brian Solis

Photo Credit: Brian Caldwell

Adriana Gascoigne and Justin Kan of Justin.tv

Daniella Barbosa & Ben Metcalfe – Photo Credit: Brian Solis

Christian Perry’s SFBeta is still the reigning champ of Web 2.0 monthly parties in San Francisco, and there’s no sign of slowing any time soon. Held at 111 Minna, SFBeta only seems to raise the bar each and every month.

The event only continued to grow more dense with foundrs, bloggrs, investrs and other Internet entrepreneurs drink after glorious drink. What started as a networking mixer, has evolved into an all star schmooze fest where you can only engage in conversation with those in absolute close proximity. In fact, it resembled more of a tech-only nightclub than a typical mixer. I heard there were even demos there, but I just couldn’t seem to stand still long enough to catch a glimpse.

Stowe Boyd

And oddly enough, it wasn’t a sausage fest as usually is the case. The crowd was hot, young, young at heart, tech savvy, and intelligent.

I was able to catch up with several players in the 2.0 game including:

Kevin Burton, Tailrank and SPINN3R

Christian Perry

Rafe Needleman, WebWare

Josh Lowensohn of Webware, CNET

Myles Weissleder and Julie Blaustein

Brian Solis shooting, Current TV filming – Photo Credit: Brian Caldwell

Christian Perry’s SFBeta is running full steam ahead – and it’s actually evolving into something more substantial than simply a party. It’s actually a representation of the excitement behind web 2.0 and realworld entrepreneurship in action.

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About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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    no imagelynne (Who am I?)5 April 2007 10:15 am

    Thanks very much for the mention … and it’s A Sound Match ;)

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