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Slow, Lightspeed, and The Information are hosting a conference in San Francisco focused on challenges and opportunities for social media in the next decade. While it appears big social is here to stay, openings for new networks are developing for the first time in a long time.
If you are interested in joining us for an afternoon of thought-provoking conversation, please RSVP using the link below.
Real-life interaction is much more powerful than it is online: It’s more exciting, gives people more variety, and empowers them to share more openly. How will social networks enable communities and groups to strengthen new relationships in the real world?
The Evolution of Social Trust
The early internet was born as a bastion of free an anonymous speech. As we all know, this has proven to be both extremely empowering and also extremely challenging as platforms have evolved with different norms and rule-sets. How will the next generation of social networks actively and passively approach shaping and modeling forms of speech and communities they host? How will this next era be different than earlier eras.
New Formats Drive New Ways of Relating:
Past social media successes identified new formats for sharing that unlocked new graphs for people to relate to one another. What will be some of the new formats that encourage sharing and relating in novel ways in the next decade?
Platform Shifts Accelerate New Networks & Distribution:
Platform launches have provided a breeding ground for new networks. What major types of platforms will propel new social networks in the next decade (ie. AR/VR, Blockchain etc.)?
Decentralization of Social:
Some of the incumbent networks have grown to true global scale. Will networks decentralize both to empower users and to relieve pressure on the existing networks who have been asked to take on moderation/gatekeeping responsibilities?
Social in India & ShareChat's Story:
Social networking is growing rapidly in rural India thanks in a large part to ShareChat's development. We'll be interviewing ShareChat Founder & CEO, Farid Ahsan on the ShareChat story & social growth more broadly in India.
Open the doors to Fixe and prepare to be transplanted. Your experience will take you back to that feeling of your most memorable Sunday supper, as your favorite Southern classics are elevated with new and exciting flavors created by Chef James Robert.