Last week, I was asked to give a guest lecture at Singularity University on the topic “The Future of Social Networking“
To frame the discussion, I chose to walk through the following structure:
- Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
- Social Networking as a disruptive platform
- LinkedIn as an example of a social platform
- Mobile as a disruptive accelerator for social platforms
- Thoughts on future disruptions
On a personal note, I hadn’t actually been back to visit NASA Ames Research Center since my internship during my senior year in high school (21 years ago). Back then, I was helping develop simulation software for fluid dynamics simulations in Fortran. Thankfully, no one asked me to code in Fortran during the Q&A.
The team at Singularity U was incredibly gracious, and I appreciated the opportunity to talk to the class.