Al Gore and Sean Parker discussing new democracy and Internet.
“Our democracy has been hacked,” Al Gore said to start the talk.
More encouragement than content
It was supposed to be a look at Content as a Means for Social Change, but this session turned into more of a pep-talk and life advice seminar than anything else.
Words of Advice from Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter:
- Change is not a triumph of technology it’s a triumph of humanity.
- Opportunities can be manufactured.
- Creativity is a renewable resource. (There is no end to how much creativity you can bring. Every challenge at work, school, managerial, becomes fun like a game if you think about laterally and all the ways you can solve something.)
- To succeed spectacularly, be ready to fail spectacularly. (If you are a start-up stop hedging and go for it, if is something you believe in.)
- There is a compound interest in altruism. (The early you get involved the more impact you’ll have overtime. If you are job hunting, go volunteer. It’s better than daily rejection and it builds confidence and networks.)
Pretty new Canon Cinemas ES300 at SXSW Trade Show!
Amber Case, cyborg anthroplogists. We are all cyborgs. Our phone will become a remote control for reality. Interfaces will dissapear. Flipboard is superhuman interface. Devices are babies, they cry we pick them up. They get hungry we feed them.
Sights from Sunday at SXSW - the sun is starting to peek through and you can feel the energy build!
Awesome session of UX Smackdown! Check out twitter #uxsmackdown later for slides! I’ll have better write up later! Great things to think about for testing Capstone projects.
Panel Recap:Are we killing social with social?
This discussion looked at cultural impact of social media fatigue.Great discussion with representatives from Google, Networked Insights, Daily Marauder and Liquidnet.
Jason Kapler, director of marketing, Networked Insights.
The expanse of digital stimuli is changing behavior. “With Social TV people are communicating with actors, shows, brand and expecting them to be responsive”
Chris Vennard, global strategy & solutions, Google+.
- Social equity is the next thing for search. There is real value in having search include info from our social networks
-Eight women with terminal illnesses that like to knit, have found each other on Google+ and hang out every week to talk. That is discovery in its purest sense.
Caroline Giegerich, founder/editor, Daily Marauder.
- “We’re not able to multitask completely so what are we missing out on?”
- We are more okay with people talking to us about the content we post on Facebook. We are now opening ourselves up to an always on philosophy and less privacy. Not a bad thing because openness and vulnerability are making us more creative and innovative.
- We don’t know how to be alone.
- Re: News -The speed of social networks has no comparison, but it’s not always correct.
-Using your smartphone as an alarm clock, doesn’t allow for deep REM sleep because your subconscious is still aware of incoming data. Turn your phone to airport mode and get some rest!
Lou Kerner, head of private shares group, Liquidnet.
- “Facebook is only 7-years-old, it’s so brand new. We have no idea what it is?”
- Majority of info that people get from Facebook is not from their closest friends. A lot of people say negatives about social media is that it’s an echo chamber. “I think television is an echo chamber. I think in a lot of ways social media is actually enlarging people’s minds.”
- I retweet myself. I look at it like a broadcast platform, they air repeats, so do I. I gain more traction on fourth of fifth RT, or I lose followers.
Tarah Feinberg, head of Live Media Studio, iCrossing
- I assume everything I do online is public and permanent.