The term "social media" is quickly becoming obsolete. The social graph is moving from our computers into the real world, and soon everything we experience will be overlaid with the thoughts and feelings of our friends. Early adopters are already starting to experience this phenomenon. For instance, foursquare alerts you when you’re near places that your friends like, and provides you with suggestions from your friends on what to experience at those places. Other companies are attempting to create this type of engagement with television shows ("10 of your friends are watching!") and music. In this session, Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of foursquare, will have a conversation about how mobile technology is accelerating the social graph’s move into the offline world, and how services like foursquare are taking this kind of augmented real-world exploration mainstream.
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My only pressing on 7" vinyl, as a B-side to Easyworld’s 2004 single "How Did It Ever Come to This". (UK singles chart, no. 50!!)
Performed by @hoopsiscrazy (vocals & bass) and @nicepaul (guitar & backing vocals). Saved here for digital posterity.
This is Bruce Sterling’s closing talk from SXSW 2012 Interactive.