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Social Media Week 2014 Promotes Discussion About Tech's Role In Business And Society

02/17/2014 03:36 pm ET | Updated Feb 17, 2014

Feb. 17 marks the beginning of Social Media Week 2014, a time for thoughtful discourse about how the always-changing technology landscape is impacting business, society and individual lives.

Social Media Week has been going strong since its inception in 2009. This year, more than 30,000 people in eight cities across the world are expected to engage in the conversation, the event's founder Toby Daniels told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

Jordan Freeman, The Huffington Post's vice president of brand strategy and development, said Social Media Week creates the perfect forum to have a discussion about what direction in which the proliferation of technology is taking the world.

"The rise of technology has caused this 24/7 connection, and in some ways that's great, and in some ways it could have a very negative impact on the way we're managing our careers, our relationships, our families and our lives," she said.

Learn more about Social Media Week 2014 in the full HuffPost Live conversation below.

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