Countering Extremism Online from ISIS to Neo-Nazis

One of the biggest issues surrounding digital and online media is the use of platforms for harassment, hate speech and the spread of extremist propaganda. Companies like Twitter have struggled with fighting this problem. It has also led to investors becoming leery of financing a platform that can be used for attacks on people. All the...

Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People

There are very few people in the world who can claim to be the inventor of the internet, and Vint Cerf just happens to be one of those people. On March 12, he made his very first appearance at the SXSW conference with his panel, Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People. During his...

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is a man who needs no introduction, although moderator Michelle Skelding still gave him one, ahead of his discussion at SXSW this year along with Adam Lyons, CEO and Founder at The Zebra. The two would be discussing how they have been successful as disruptors, a buzzword at this year’s conference, and how this...

SXSW Monday Highlights

We’re testing Evrybit during SXSW. Evrybit is a mobile reporting platform. Each day, a different person will run our Evrybit and embed it on our site. Follow along throughout the day!

Content is Still King: A New Narrative Calls

For one of my previews, I interviewed Kinvara Balfour about her panel Content is Still King: A New Narrative Calls. In this preview, Balfour mentioned that she hoped people who attended the panel would leave it with a new knowledge for whats to come, new ideas on how to create content and where the content...

Social marketing: Innovation and conversation

While social media is pervasive to the extent that it’s hard to remember a time that it didn’t exist, it is nonetheless a young format. To put it frankly, the role of social media in the corporate marketing world is something that nobody has fully figured out yet. Talks like this one at SXSW, given...

Faces & Digital Spaces: Transforming Beauty

Fay Cowan with Decoded Fashion moderated the Faces & Digital Spaces: Transforming Beauty panel that talked about how tech is changing the beauty world and what benefits brands receive beyond their marketing. The panelists were Jennifer Tidy from Modiface, Swan Sit from Revlon/Elizabeth Arden, and Moj Mahdara from BeautyCon Media. With technology such a big...

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood panel was hosted by Courtney McCarthy from Google, Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin, Jon Spaihts from Passengers, Wendy Calhoun from Edgewood Place Entertainment and Yara Shahidi from Blackish. While it may seem like a random assortment of panelists, this group of inspiring individuals makes sense. Google has...