Shauna Rempel's list of the recent, the new and the notable that came out of the third annual Social Media Weekend conference at Columbia University. Plus, a few industry predictions.

By Shauna Rempel

Social media developments tend to move at lightning speed.

Ever-improving technology, shifting user preferences and a new platform seemingly every week—it's a constant effort to keep up.

The latest Social Media Weekend at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism attempted to shine a light on the latest trends, new tools and recent developments, while looking toward the future of media in general and social media in particular.

The sold-out event, its third year now behind it, brought more than 500 media professionals, academics and developers together for three days of updates from big names such as Facebook and Twitter as well as numerous startups.


Toronto Star editor and CAJ executive Shauna Rempel was in attendance and shares a Storify of the latest and greatest.


Shauna Rempel is an editor at the Toronto Star and the social media co-ordinator for Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)