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Beyond the Check-In: Location and the Social Web

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Location-based services (LBS) are continuing to experience exponential growth, however, mass adoption is making the check-in ubiquitous. Sometimes lost in those discussions about technology and thousands and thousands of check-ins is the secret sauce behind these services – the basic and ever-present human desire to share. Josh Williams, co-founder and CEO of Austin-based Gowalla, will detail why he and his team have been looking beyond the concept of simply checking in at locations — and how people’s interest in sharing where they are and what they’re doing with friends, family, and the public-at-large is a stepping stone on the path to how people will continue to communicate and express themselves.

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Josh Williams

Product at Facebook. Former co-founder + CEO at Gowalla. Maker of the finest margarita in Noe Valley. bio from Twitter

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When

Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011

Where

Salon H, Hilton Austin Downtown

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