The social media presentations featured here take a look at some of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs to have taken place in recent years in the digital realm. Many of the speeches are curated from this year's Google I/O conference. Google's roster of innovators recently gathered to present on topics such as advancements within Google Plus, the advancement of Google maps and the new Google platform for app developers.
Hugo Barra, the VP Product Management of Android, examines the massive potential available within the Android market for app developers. With over 900 million Android users, the opportunities for cross-platform apps is bigger than ever.
Some of the social media developments that have had a more profound and life-changing impact are those related to political issues. Social media platforms and tools have enabled groups of people to have their voice heard and to mobilize. While it had positive impacts in places like Egypt, it had devastating impacts during the English riots of August 2011.
Social media will continue to evolve -- both in terms of its technical capabilities as well as its power to impact the entire world on a massive scale.
35 Keynotes on Social Media Developments
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The Element of Play in Advertising
The Future of Disruptive Technology
The Evolution of Google Maps
The Future of China
Information-Generating Mobile Apps