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31 OCT - 1 NOV




Real Friends, Useful Bots, and Time Well Spent: Designing Social Media Interactions to Benefit Users

Hosted by Poke

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Venue: QEII Centre: Fleming Stage

  • Category: Future of Platforms



Social medias have reached an inflection point where more and more of their users are questioning their motives and growing increasingly worried about the fundamentals of how social platforms are designed. Yet, in a world where a majority of us spend a lot of our time on social platforms, we can envisage a not so distant future where the incredible connecting power of social platforms are harnessed for positive and fulfilling experiences. These experiences can range from effective self-actuation, to building communities with a purpose, to enhancing daily interactions and serving a civic purpose.

This panel aims to bring together people who are doing just that right now. From imagining how to reshape Facebook so it helps rather than hinders, to using the power of Twitter to effect political and civic change, to working with chatbots to help further diagnostics and mental health support, these speakers believe that social media interactions can work for the higher good.

Join us for a 40-minute panel which includes 10-minute interventions from our panelists and a 20-minute talk moderated by Poke’s own Bogdana Butnar.

Event Location



Social Media Week

Real Friends, Useful Bots, and Time Well Spent: Designing Social Media Interactions to Benefit Users

November 14, 2018 - 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Hosted by Poke




Bogdana Butnar

Bogdana Butnar

Head of Strategy, Poke London

Alex Hogan

Alex Hogan

Partner, Etic Lab

Jimmy Tidey

Jimmy Tidey

PhD, Royal College of Art