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The Future of Social Media

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Presentation on the Future of Social Media by @mrtomollerton October 2011

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The Future of Social Media

  1. 1. The Future of Social Media @helloskive
  2. 2. The Future of Social Media @helloskive
  3. 3. There is no future in social media!
  4. 4. Well that’s not actually true
  5. 5. What I mean is...
  6. 6. What I mean is...we will stop talking about “social media”
  7. 7. Most (normal) people don’t anyway
  8. 8. The future is a omnipresent social web
  9. 9. The original web connected computers
  10. 10. “Our” web connects people
  11. 11. “Our” web connects peopleThe web was designed to be social
  12. 12. “I designed it for a social effect — to help peoplework together — and not as a technical toy”Tim Berners-Lee
  13. 13. “I designed it for a social effect — to help peoplework together — and not as a technical toy”Tim Berners-Lee
  14. 14. Now we have technology that comes with us, surrounds us and connects us...
  15. 15. That web is social
  16. 16. So what does the future hold?
  17. 17. New social platformswill emerge that willcapitalise on existing human behaviour...
  18. 18. New social platforms will emerge that will capitalise on existing human behaviour.....not create new ones
  19. 19. Here are some examples of human behaviour that the future of social will capitalise on
  20. 20. # 1 Laziness
  21. 21. Everyone hates filling out forms
  22. 22. They can make your eyes bleed
  23. 23. Soon we will never fill out a form online again
  24. 24. We will save time by sharing our personal data
  25. 25. Fill out forms over and over again?
  26. 26. Or just click one of these buttons?
  27. 27. Our social profiles will be online passports as wecare less and less about our information beingshared across the web
  28. 28. Sharing
  29. 29. Plan Cast
  30. 30. Plan Cast
  31. 31. We’re going to start sharing a lot more
  32. 32. 5 billion items are shared a monthThat’s 5 times what it was 6th months ago
  33. 33. What we consider private now we will happily share in the future for rewards
  34. 34. is a location based social game whichrewards you with “badges” for sharingyour location through your mobile withyour friends.
  35. 35. Foursquare and the FT recently teamed upto offer students who “checked in” in theircollege canteen free access past the FTpaywall giving them access to free content.
  36. 36. Participants swapped private location data for a reward
  37. 37. Tell the world where you are
  38. 38. Tell the world where you areGet free stuff from brands
  39. 39. Tell the world where you areGet free stuff from brandsKer-ching!!
  40. 40. #3Helping Each Other
  41. 41. “Team work makes the dream work” - @zdp
  42. 42. Social ShoppingDell’s Swarm offers consumers group deals
  43. 43. Social ShoppingDell’s Swarm offers consumers group dealsIf you can find 15 people to buy this lap topthey’ll give you $200 off.
  44. 44. Social ShoppingDell’s Swarm offers consumers group dealsIf you can find 15 people to buy this lap topthey’ll give you $200 off.The deal is up for a couple of days and whenthe time runs out the deal is worked out.
  45. 45. Groupon has daily deals like “get a $100 of tanning for $50” and 150 people have to go for it for the deal to kick in
  46. 46. Groupon has daily deals like “get a $100 of tanning for $50” and 150 people have to go for it for the deal to kick in A recent deal with Gap offered $50 of back to school gear for $25
  47. 47. Groupon has daily deals like “get a $100 of tanning for $50” and 150 people have to go for it for the deal to kick in A recent deal with Gap offered $50 of back to school gear for $25 The deal did $11 million in one day!
  48. 48. Groupon has daily deals like “get a $100 of tanning for $50” and 150 people have to go for it for the deal to kick in A recent deal with Gap offered $50 of back to school gear for $25 The deal did $11 million in one day!$11 flippin’ million!!!
  49. 49. Social ShoppingDell’s Swarm offers consumers group dealsIf you can find 15 people to buy this lap topwe’ll give you 200$ off.The deal is up for a couple of days and whenthe time runs out the deal is worked out.
  50. 50. Social ShoppingAfrica Unsigned allows African musicians tocrowdsource financial support to make an album.You can donate as little as a dollar.ThisDell’s into a continent worth of group deals taps Swarm offers consumers talent thatcouldnt have never hoped ofto buy this lap top If you can find 15 people commerciallyreleasinggive you 200$ off. we’ll music. The deal is up for a couple of days and when the time runs out the deal is worked out.
  51. 51. Mobile
  52. 52. Most of us are mobile and get out and about quite a lot.
  53. 53. Most of us are mobile and get out and about quite a lot.This isn’t going to change.
  54. 54. Most of us are mobile and get out and about quite a lot.This isn’t going to change.Social Media will come with us and will increasingly tell us where to go...
  55. 55. 45% of all mobile use in the UK online is spent on big blue.
  56. 56. Where you are says a lot about who you are
  57. 57. Facebook Places!!!!!Facebook Places will allow us to tell our friends what an amazing time we’rehaving all the time
  58. 58. Facebook Places!!!!!Facebook Places will allow us to tell our friends what an amazing time we’rehaving all the time “I’m on the bus”
  59. 59. Facebook Places!!!!!Facebook Places will allow us to tell our friends what an amazing time we’rehaving all the time “I’m on the bus” “I’m in oxford circus”
  60. 60. Facebook Places!!!!!Facebook Places will allow us to tell our friends what an amazing time we’rehaving all the time “I’m on the bus” “I’m in oxford circus” “I’m drunk in Basingstoke”
  61. 61. Facebook Places!!!!!Facebook Places will allow us to tell our friends what an amazing time we’rehaving all the time “I’m on the bus” “I’m in oxford circus” “I’m drunk in Basingstoke” “I’m snogging a dog in Bath”
  62. 62. Playing
  63. 63. 200 million people play social games every month
  64. 64. Virtual World’s are for losers right?
  65. 65. 1.1 Billion active users of virtual worlds today – 25% growth in 6 months
  66. 66. Online games passed e-mail as the second-most popular activity online
  67. 67. 80 Million Active Users
  68. 68. That’s more active users than
  69. 69. When was the last time you decided to leverage farmville as a viable social platform?
  70. 70. Social gaming will cross over into the real world
  71. 71. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé!
  72. 72. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé! 100% profit margin
  73. 73. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé! 100% profit margin – woop woop
  74. 74. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé! 100% profit margin – woop woop
  75. 75. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé! 100% profit margin – woop woop
  76. 76. If you buy Dr Pepper online you canget you free Dr Pepper to sell in yourcafé! 100% profit margin – woop woop
  77. 77. Buy these tomatoes and get 5 Free Farmville Cash!
  78. 78. Buy these tomatoes and get 5 Free Farmville Cash! What more do you want out of life?
  79. 79. Facebook credits will be the worlds first global currency.
  80. 80. It won’t be long until you... “pay with facebook”
  81. 81. Scary sh*t
  82. 82. Happy Farm is a farmville competitor
  83. 83. One user was so addicted to Happy Farm
  84. 84. Their spouse burned their house down
  85. 85. Happy
  86. 86. Sad
  87. 87. Happy
  88. 88. Sad
  89. 89. Happy
  90. 90. Sad
  91. 91. Happy
  92. 92. Sad
  93. 93. Happy
  94. 94. Sad
  95. 95. “Go” is an ancient chinese game now massive online
  96. 96. Harmless enough?
  97. 97. Baby dies while doctor plays “Go” game online
  98. 98. 1. The future is a omnipresent social web
  99. 99. 1. The future is a omnipresent social web2. New social platforms will capitalise on existinghuman behaviour
  100. 100. 1. The future is a omnipresent social web2. New social platforms will capitalise on existinghuman behaviour3. We’ll share more than we ever thought we would.
  101. 101. 1. The future is a omnipresent social web2. New social platforms will capitalise on existinghuman behaviour3. We’ll share more than we ever thought we would.4. Sad people (myself included) will play stupid onlinegames until someone invents a good one then we’ll alldo it.
  102. 102. hello@skive.co.uk@helloskive

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