Emerging Technologies and Trends in Social Media

I delivered a workshop to the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) on Emerging Technologies in Social Media. It was primarily based on an updated version of my previous slideshare presentation at Telefilm. So much has happened in this space since my last workshop. There is great amount of interest in real-time content, cloud computing, and tablet computers.

Some useful insights:

1. Much of the innovation in mobile is driven by the convergence of mobile with social media sites.
2. Search advertising is more effective than display ads because it targets intent.
3. The social graph represents objects in the graph (people, pages, photos, etc) and the connections between them (e.g., friend relationships, shared content, and photo tags).
4. 2011 will be the year of the Tablets. Say goodbye to Netbooks.

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