I’ve had a couple of questions about why we (Forum One) are putting on the Mobile Communities Unconference.
In a word? Growth. Analysts are predicting revenue from mobile social networks to climb from US $1.5 billion in 2006 to as much as $52billion dollars a year by 2012. The following graphic is a chart from Christine Perey’s report on Mobile Social Networking.
Another? Scale. The number of mobile handsets in use just dwarfs the number of PCs.
Another? Experience. You can take it (your network) with you. With the user experience that advanced handheld devices like the iphone bring, you no longer signifignanty compromise your online experience when using a handset.
And last but not least: Location. Locative experiences and media are going to explode soon. I got a taste of this when I worked at Autodesk, but just the simple fact of knowing where you are geographically, and where friends, family and potential contacts are relative to your position adds a whole new layer of meaning and experience to social networking.
Want to join the conversation? We have an AWESOME group of folks lined up to discuss this next Thursday, March 20th in Palo Alto.
Groups coming include:
Active Path Solutions
Omega Mobile, Inc.
Want to join the conversation? Register here: