November SMC Phoenix: Year-end recap
Yes, we know there are still almost two whole months left in 2013. But with holidays coming up (more on this later!), we figured we should talk about what happened this year now. Let’s not wait until it’s time to put up new calendars and to start trying to remember to write 2014 instead of 2013 on the one check we still have to write each month (you have one too, you know it!).
One of the big trends in social media over the last year was profit-seeking. Facebook is a public company; Twitter hot on its heels. Facebook’s income, driven by advertising, has increased dramatically in the past year.
What does the push for ad revenue mean for these platforms’ users? How do you feel about the idea of ads on Instagram? What about the big focus on “second-screen” experiences, tying social media interactions in to TV shows to try to get people to watch their favorite shows as they air, instead of after delays? Are Facebook and Twitter and other platforms moving too fast as they try to grow revenues, leaving their users behind?
What about location-based services? What’s going to happen to Google+ or MySpace? Are there any new services that are taking advantage of our renewed emphasis on sharing photos and video?
Help us answer these questions and talk about many more topics on November 20th at 6pm. Bring your crystal ball, and if you know anyone with precognitive abilities, make sure to invite them!
We mentioned the holidays – we want to celebrate 2013′s end with you all! Save the date: Wednesday, December 11th.