Social media, job growth, and microentrepreneurs - Liveblog & webcast
February 15, 2012
During Social Media Week in Washington D.C. we gathered 4 panelists and more than 1,000 people online and offline to discuss how people are using social media sites to network and aspire to be entrepreneurs in developing countries.
A University of Maryland study recently found that Facebook's app economy contributed 182,000 new jobs and more than $12.19 billion in wages and benefits to the U.S. economy in 2011. Internationally, most people in developing countries will come online for the first time in their lives in the next 3-5 years, and they’ll do that via a mobile device, and a social media service.
- Jim Rosenberg | Head of Online Communications & Social Media, World Bank
- Matt Perault | Public Policy Manager, Facebook
- Il-Horn Hann | Co-Director of the UMD Smith School’s Center for Digital Innovation, Thought and Strategy
- Kabir Kumar | Microfinance Specialist, CGAP
- Livia Barton | Digital Marketing Manager, World Bank
Replay the webcast and liveblog below.