Social

How Recommendation Algorithms Actually Work

Thomas Dimson

The author of Instagram's original ranking algorithm explains how social platforms pick content for users and why sharing more experiments could improve trust.

The Future of Kidtech: A Web Browser for the Under-10 Set

Keith Schacht

Our narrow view of “kidtech”—games and shows, ad infinitum—is a missed opportunity. There’s room for an audio-visual browser that's purpose-built for kids.

Community Takes All: The Power of Social+

D’Arcy Coolican

No category is really won until the social product is built. These are challenges and the open opportunities in building "social+" companies.

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Social + Fintech

Anish Acharya, D’Arcy Coolican, and Lauren Murrow

The intersection of social and finance—as well as shifting attitudes around what we share about money—have given way to a new wave of financial products.

The Present Future of Audio — Talk, Music, Video, Interactivity

Gustav Söderström, Connie Chan, and Sonal Chokshi

What happens when we give creators (of all kinds!) tools? How do mediums — and organizations — evolve, prioritize, "disrupt themselves"?

Tiktok and ‘Seeing Like an Algorithm’

Eugene Wei and Sonal Chokshi

What can we learn from the "creativity network effects" flywheel of TikTok and "algorithm friendly" product design?

A Podcast About Podcasting

Nick Quah, Connie Chan, and Sonal Chokshi

Podcasts, and interest in podcasting, is growing. But by how much, exactly? And where might opportunities for entrepreneurs, toolmakers, and creators lie?

The Meaning of Emoji

Fred Benenson, Jennifer 8. Lee, and Sonal Chokshi

This podcast is about emoji, but it's also really about how innovation really comes about and where emoji fits in the taxonomy of social communication.