Read the second part of my thesis on the next stage of social media >>
Read Part 1 of my series on the next stage of social media >>
Read about my thesis on the next stage of social media, one in which young people will spend as much time socializing within virtual worlds that evolve from games as in social apps like Instagram. This is the introduction to a 7-part series breaking down the thesis step by step.
My outlook for 2020 is now up on TechCrunch >>
Last week in San Francisco, I spoke at the first Virtual Beings Summit (organized by Fable Studio CEO Edward Saatchi). The term “virtual beings” gets used as a catch-all categorization of fictional personalities that humans can interact with. This ranges from activities like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft pouring resources into conversational AI technology to […]
I attended VidCon for the first time this year and typed up my takeaways from the various conversations and presentations I found most memorable. Check it out on my TechCrunch column >> The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019
Listen to me discuss my research on Patreon and assessment of the company with Connie Loizos of StrictlyVC on the TechCrunch Equity podcast.
Read my post on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/06/podcasts-smart-speakers-soar-as-social-media-stalls-based-on-new-survey/
Read my post on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/17/why-igtv-should-go-premium/
A new Pew Research Center survey shows that YouTube is the most popular online platform among US teenagers age 13-17, with 85% using it. Instagram (72%), Snapchat (69%), and Facebook (51%) trail behind. A plurality (35%) say they use Snapchat most often though – followed closely by YouTube (32%) and distantly by Instagram (15%) and Facebook (10%). (link) […]