Television has always been a social medium. Not just a shared experience in the living room but a communal conversation that is part of our daily discourse. The internet has now enabled the emergence of global social networks that can reach hundreds of millions of users yet feel very personal. How can television best incorporate these features? Should they be seen on the same screen or are they better suited to more personal devices and displays? How will our extended social networks influence our television viewing? The second annual Social Media World Forum takes place at Olympia in London on 15-16 March, with over 200 speakers and two separate streams on Social TV and Mobile Social Media. I’ll be one of the chairs and I’m looking forward to hearing how television and video services are integrating social media and how social networks are changing our viewing habits and experience. Further details are available through the events section on