PODCAST: Paul Holmes, Co-Founder – Social Media Camp

Apr 21, 2019 | Audio, Blog, Podcast: Season 1

In the ninth episode of The Public Circle Podcast, I connect with Paul Holmes the co-founder of Social Media Camp at the Victoria Conference Centre.

One of the regular themes I explore in my daily blog posts is the impact of social media. The fuel for my content is driven by podcasts, blogs and articles that are also exploring the impact of these tools.

Paul co-founded Social Media Camp in 2010 and it has since grown into the largest social media conference in Canada. We have known each other for a number of years now. I have been a guest on his podcast The John, Paul and Mic show which he co-hosts with our mutual friend John Juricic.

When I published this post it caught Paul’s attention. It was a response to Sam Harris’ podcast with Roger McNamee, author of the book ‘Zucked and an early investor in Facebook.  He had listened to the podcast and his mind was also churning over the growing social challenges created by these platforms and our relationship with digital media companies in general. So we connected briefly on Facebook Messenger and I invited him to the podcast.

Check out Social Media Camp

This is by far the longest conversation I have had with any guest on the podcast. Paul and I could talk politics forever and it took us almost 20 minutes to get on topic. But with Social Media Camp 2019 just a week away (April 25 & 26, 2019) I decided to publish our discussion about social media. I am going to invite Paul back to go into more detail about party politics and the divided political spectrum.

In this episode we chat about a variety of important topics from being early adopters, how our use of social platforms is changing, to how they are changing us and the impacts it is having on society as a whole.

Click here to learn more about Social Media Camp 2019.

Connect with Paul on Twitter @tpholmes or on Facebook.

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