Topic: Social Networks and Networking
In Indonesia, warning technology exists to alert people to coming weather catastrophes like tsunamis, but too few people have access to the information. So says Ridwan Djamaluddin, Indonesia's deputy chairman for Natural Resources Development, in this university podcast. He discusses the important role of connection technology in increasing the efficiency of tools and enhancing partnerships between governments and their people. Djamaluddin spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference, hosted by Stanford.
Nokia Research teams up with Sesame Street to improve communications for dispersed families. "Would you like to be able to read Sesame Street books with your child when you are far away from home? Or have your child's grandparents or other loved ones read with your child from afar? The furry friends from Sesame Street have teamed up with Nokia Research Center to help children connect with their long distance loved ones." Jofish Kaye from Nokia describes the development and value of this project.
The ideal social network of the future, for Alan Duric, co-founder of Telio, will be one that leverages real-time communication, provides data privacy and is based on a peer-to-peer governance system. Today's social networks, while evolving at a rapid rate, are still a far cry from this ideal, says Alan. After founding and selling two successful starts up to Skype and Google, Alan's new vehicle Telio is about bridging this gap between social media and real-time communication systems.
Mike McCue, a serial web entrepreneur, compares his latest venture, Flipboard, to the 1957 Jaguar XKSS. Flipboard, a "social magazine" for the tablet, brings the best of print production values and sprinkles in social aspects in a web interface that is out to make a new premium web category. Mike describes his perspective, with online examples, of how art fits into his business model.
Would you like to be able to port your friends list from Google Plus to Facebook, or vice versa? Would you like Facebook to integrate with more services you use, even if it means sharing your personal data with those third-party services? Bret Taylor, then the Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, answers these important questions and talks about the challenges in finding the right balance between data portability and data privacy, and between catering to the needs of Facebook power users and keeping the design simple.
Hold on to your smartphones -- she's been criticized for talking too fast with too many ideas before and she intends to do it again now. Mary Meeker, formerly managing director at Morgan Stanley and now partner at famed Internet venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, reports on Internet trends. In this talk, recorded on 10/18/2011, Mary tries for twelve trends in twelve minutes. Things are looking up, with ever-faster adoption of devices, a new audio push, and e-commerce on the rise.
Dr. Moira Gunn catches up with author Dan Roam who gives her a lesson in what to do when even the right words don't work, from his new book, Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do when words don?t work.
If Facebook were a nation, it would be the second-largest in the world. A billion images are uploaded there every four days. If Facebook were a president, it would be FACEbraham Lincoln! Michael Lazerow of Buddy Media scales Facebook and presents brand marketing schemes that have worked on the social network. Lazerow says the best campaigns are fairly straightforward. Given the immense popularity of Facebook as media, brands would be crazy not to try to connect with constituents there.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Stanford professor, Cliff Nauss about his journey into the female response to the personal technology boom in his new book, The Man who Lied to His Laptop.
With the recent "REP-OCALYPSE" that happened over the weekend, we thought it was a great time to do another podcast - so come join Joel, Jarrod, and Josh as they talk about some of the recent changes to the site and the motivations behind them.