Generation Social is a film about how our inherent social nature drives cultural change and some of the people who drive that change. From culture to social networks to education to business, everything is in flux. By profiling those at the forefront of this movement, we will explore these very different fields, giving the viewer a perspective of the broadly diverse community that makes up the social internet.
In Generation Social, Dave Olson was followed as he traveled with HootSuite’s CEO Ryan Holmes to SXSW in Austin, Texas. As the Community VP at a social media startup that has played important roles in revolutions, emergencies, the ongoings of business and individuals, Dave shared insights into those experiences as well as how to harness the impact community and the power social media.
Part of the Absolutely Vancouver series, This film follows and builds on the relationship between Dave and filmaker @andrewlavigne whose previous collaboration, With Glowing Hearts, documented Dave and Kris Krug’s social media efforts for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, the first social Olympics.
Generation Social debuted on Augst 17, 2012. Keep watching this space to be notified when the full video is put up on the CBC website.
Generation Social Promo Video
With Glowing Hearts Video Clip
Dave Olson with the HootBus
John Chow in Generation Social
The HootBus on its way to SXSW