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Sunday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Social Circles vs. Social Media

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This panel will look at how people socialize online and offline – and how these interactions affect each other. Just as they do in real life, people on social networks and social media form social circles – in a way that can be even more evident than in real life. Do these groups move offline and socialize in real life? Are they forming groups based on social connections, or via interests? On the other hand, friends who socialize offline form similar social circles online. How does this affect their real-life group dynamics?
In this discussion, GroupMe Co-Founder Jared Hecht, Path’s Director of Product Dylan Casey, HowAboutWe Co-Founder Brian Schechter and Fast Company’s Austin Carr will discuss how users’ digital interactions are inspiring offline experiences and in effect, how companies are catering to this growing need for online interaction amidst offline activities.
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Austin Carr

Sr WriterFast CompanyAustin Carr writes about design and technology for Fast Company magazine.
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Dylan Casey

Head of Product ManagementPathDylan Casey is the Head of Product at Path where he leads a team to ship the product roadmap. Before Path, Dylan was a Product Manager at Google helping to design and launch Realtime search, Google+, Blog Search and My Tracks for Android. Formerly a professional... Read More →
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Jared Hecht

Co-FounderGroupMeJared is a Co-Founder of GroupMe, a company that helps people enjoy their lives and experiences with friends. GroupMe’s two core offerings are: GroupMe, the group mobile messaging service, and Experiences, a platform for finding, planning and purchasing group activities... Read More →
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Brian Schechter

Co-Founder & Co-CEOHow About WeBrian Schechter is the co-founder and co-CEO of HowAboutWe.com, the first experience-driven dating and relationships company. With co-founder and childhood friend Aaron Schildkrout, Brian pioneered the offline dating movement by providing a simple and... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sheraton Austin, Capitol EFGH 701 E 11th St

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