Ever go to one of those panels where most of the answers can be summed up as “it depends,” “not sure,” or “we’re just not there yet”? On one hand, it’s a great sign because it means you’ve stumbled on an honest bunch of panelists. On the other hand, it doesn’t make for great sound bites, until a couple panelists talk about stomach ailments and the moderator quips about his fiancée.
I had a great time on a panel this week at OMMA Social, and even more fun networking throughout the event, where everyone shedding layers at the sweltering Yale Club made it feel like the Woodstock of Internet conferences (no free love, though — just free crab cakes). My fellow panelists and moderator were some of the brightest people I know in this business, but some of the panels wound up addressing the same questions. To keep future panels more exciting, here are ten questions you don’t need to ask other panelists about social media, along with the answers you’re likely to hear.