Social Pulse, Week of 4-1

Amy Webb’s emerging tech trends report keynote from SXSW is now posted live for streaming. It’s worth spending an hour this weekend or on your commute to watch. Webb is a quantitative futurist whose team at NYU uses data-driven analysis to track tech trends year over year. You can download the full report here. And […]

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South by Southwest 2019

South by Southwest (SXSW) is emerging as a modern-day world’s fair — complete with global attendees, activations and tracks that serve as “pavilions” dedicated to countries and emerging technologies, and a community of people who are excited to see and share what’s next for humanity. This year there were exponentially more international attendees around Austin, […]

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SXSW first-timer advice for 2018

IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME ATTENDING SXSW? I’m a SXSW old-timer at this point. This will be my 11th year attending. I’ve spoken four times and am now on the SXSW Advisory Board. I directly credit this event, the people I’ve met there, and the things I’ve learned with impacting my career in significant ways. […]

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Spectacles take SXSW 2017

For more than 20 years the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival has catalyzed creativity, technology and innovation for thousands of global attendees each March in Austin, Texas. SXSW was the birthplace of emerging user behaviors like the digital backchannel (Twitter), geolocation wayfinding (Foursquare, now Swarm), group chat (Beluga, now Messenger) and social streaming (Meerkat, […]

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SXSW 2014: Quit looking to others for the next big thing. Go make it yourself!

This was my eighth year attending South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, TX, and the expectations were high. The key theme I took away from SXSW 2013 was “Exponential Thinking, Exponential Opportunities,” and capitalizing on that thinking and opportunity, the main theme I took from SXSW this year was “Quit looking to others for […]

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