Category: Social Media

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SXSW Interactive 2013: Highlights

SXSW Inspiration – Airbnb: CEO Brian Chesky talking candidly about the challenges of growing and scaling a truly disruptive business model… SXSW Inspiration – FourSquare: CEO Dennis Crowley on the challenges of growing the business and the opportunity to design the future of maps… SXSW Inspiration – Swiss Miss: Designer Tina Roth Eisenberg on following your passions, and ...

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SXSW Content: BuzzFeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti on viral content and social advertising

In today’s SXSW session, BuzzFeed’s Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti discussed how to create and distribute content in a world where ‘share’ is the key to success… BuzzFeed  features “the hottest, most social content on the web” and now boasts 40 million unique views per month. Peretti highlights that we are in the midst of a big shift in ...

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SXSW: The future of data and maps with FourSquare CEO Dennis Crowley

At this morning’s SXSW session, FourSquare CEO Dennis Crowley discussed growing the company on data, maps and recommendations, and the future of location data as a utility…   With DodgeBall (a location-based social network acquired by Google in 2005) Crowley came to understand the value of geo-located check-ins, and conceived FourSquare using game mechanics (badges, ...

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SXSW Content: Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling – Case Studies

Next up at SXSW was “Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling“: examples of how new technologies like geo-tagging, location-aware devices, interactive video and augmented reality are being combined with traditional storytelling methods to explore the world in richer, more in-depth ways than ever before… The panel was made up of: Mike Knowlton, CTO of Storycode; Danny Harris, Creative Director ...

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SXSW Content: OVEE, a case study of social video consumption

Today’s SXSW session “Lean Forward and Back: Social Video Can Have It All” explored how great technology and UX can engage audiences with online video as a social experience using the case study of OVEE, the social screening platform created by the Independent Television Service.  The Online Video Engagement Experience (OVEE) platform was created to present ...

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Why Google and Facebook might completely disappear in the next 5 years… (Forbes)

Following on from my recent post on mobile apps in a post-web future, Forbes have just released a fascinating piece on why there will not be a Web 3.0, and why social companies like Google and Facebook might not survive… Author Eric Jackson suggests that “social companies born since 2010 view the mobile smartphone as ...

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Mobile apps in the post-web future

A major theme at yesterday’s Media140 DigitalBusiness conference was the future of multi-device mobile apps. Rod Farmer from Mobile Experience and Richard Giles from Adapptor shared some thoughts on designing for a multi-device experience and the shifting mobile marketplace… Rod Farmer, Director of Research and Strategy from UX consultancy Mobile Experience, discussed product and service design ...

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Nielsen insights into consumer trends in mobile, social and digital in Australia

Today at Media140 DigitalBusiness conference Michael Walton, Executive Director Consumer & Business Intelligence at Nielsen Pacific, revealed some consumer research behind key trends in mobile, social and digital across Australia. Lots of stats but very revealing… Australia has the 5th highest internet use per capita in the world: 81% (14.7m households) have online access, with the average ...

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The hybrid media challenge facing broadcasters, Gary Hayes ABC Multiplatform

Today I listened to Gary Hayes, Executive Producer for ABC Multiplatform, discussing the “hybrid media challenge” facing broadcasters brought about by the constantly shifting user landscape.   He identified four forces that are bringing about this monumental change: 1) social sharing; 2) connected on-demand TV; 3) mobile; and 4) transmedia or multiplatform, namely “agnostic content spread ...

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XMedia 2012: Pitching @ The Lab

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. After a hugely interesting conference day, “What’s Your Story?“, this weekend sees 16 teams pitch digital projects to a group of international mentors for advice, development and the potential of two $20,000 XML development awards.  The projects being pitched at the XMedia Lab ...