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Internet Week Thrives in Its Fourth Year

Setting the Digital Standard, a free breakfast panel, was presented as part of Internet Week New York. Photo courtesy of MOME.
July 1, 2011 - Internet Week New York drew an estimated 25,000 attendees at events Citywide during its fourth year, celebrating the local internet industry and community. More than 150 event partners hosted over 300 events with a focus on New York’s digital community, ranging from panels and conferences to parties and networking events.

Throughout the week, the City of New York took part in a variety of events highlighting the City’s role as a digital leader. Different City agencies had a presence at the Internet Week Headquarters at the Metropolitan Pavilion, showcasing their latest digital efforts. Among the agencies that participated were the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Buildings, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, 311Online, and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

City agencies showcased their latest digital efforts
at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Photo courtesy of MOME.

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment also hosted a panel called Setting the Digital Standard: Open Government in NYC, during which the discussion focused on how NYC government is using social media to connect with its residents. An audience of over 160 individuals was in attendance at the Time Warner Corporate Headquarters for the breakfast panel.

To cap off Inter Week, one lucky person who downloaded the NYC Media app during the week received two free tickets to the 15th Annual Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the internet.
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