2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Next Three Billion People on Social

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St

Three billion people in the world who don’t have internet access are about to get it.

There are several blockbuster initiatives attempting to break down the world’s connectivity barriers, from Google’s armada of giant balloons in the stratosphere to Elon Musk’s plans to deliver global internet via hundreds satellites.

Facebook’s Internet.org project already provides a free low-data web service to millions of mobile devices from Kenya to Colombia.

In a matter of years, three BILLION people will be experiencing a socially connected, mobile-friendly web for the first time, and it will drive massive change for everything from politics to pop culture. This panel is about what happens next.

Hashtags: #sxsw #thenext3b


Alex Kantrowitz

Sr Technology Reporter


David Godsall at SXSW

David Godsall

Editorial Mgr Blog


Hootsuite is world’s most widely used platform for managing social media; David Godsall manages the blog, a trusted resource for more than a million modern marketers and social media pros. Prior to...

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Jonathan Donner at SXSW

Jonathan Donner

Dir of Research

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