The notion of “social” on the Web is continuing to change as people look to connect more seamlessly online, no matter where they are. For the first time, the idea of an algorithmic-driven Web experience is challenged by a people-centric one where it is discovered through shared connections. People and interests define the next great organizing principle of the Web. This talk will discuss the evolution of discovery on the web--from directories, to search, to people--and what lies ahead.
Seth Sternberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Meebo
Seth Sternberg is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and one of the Co-Founders of Meebo, overseeing all of the company’s product and business operations.
Sternberg, along with college friends Elaine Wherry and Sandy Jen, started Meebo in 2005 with a goal of connecting people to their friends across the web. In its fifth year, Meebo now enables more than 180 million people to instantly share with their friends across any communication network on the Web, and is used by more than 8,000 websites including Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, TMZ, Adweek, Yes Network and more.
Prior to starting Meebo, Sternberg worked in IBM’s Corporate Development group as a lead in mergers and acquisitions. After transferring assets at IBM for a few years, he discovered that he would rather build assets and began work on Meebo.
In his spare time, Sternberg mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and students and is an avid pilot. He has spoken at several prestigious industry events and has been featured on CNBC, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and WIRED, among others.
Sternberg graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations, and attended Stanford Business School.
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