I recently published a piece listing my predictions for social media in 2014.
But the real question is, what will it look like still further in the future? Like, in 2020?
Jeff Dachis, Teressa Iezzi, and I will be leading a discussion on this topic during SMW NYC on February 19 at 10am EST. For the New Yorkers reading this, we really hope you can come.
Last night, we hosted a Twitter Party. Using the hashtag #lifein2020, we invited you to ask questions and submit your own predictions for what will be happening just six years from now. If you are video-oriented, join our Vine Party to submit your thoughts. You can also go to Vine and upload a vid using #life2020. Regardless, we will curate your thoughts to make the session especially relevant to you and fill it with user-generated content — a staple of great social programs.
As a preview to our February 19 session, here are some thoughts:
Instead, fully transparent brand-sponsored platforms will become a prevalent alternative, enabling consumers in a fully transparent mode to participate in exchange for their own financial gain. Social media will be driven by personal choice — over here, I hang out with my friends and family to share photos and experiences, and over there, I hang out to monetize my own personal information and derive relevant, functional information about the things that matter to me.
For sure, there’s not crystal ball to the future, but we hope to have a lively time predicting it at SMW NYC on February 19.
See you there.
Marc Landsberg is founder and CEO of socialdeviant, a Chicago-based social media and content strategy company. He will be speaking at Social Media Week New York to discuss what life will be like in 2020.