The Facebook IPO is melting, LinkedIn is stagnant, and Twitter is under fire by developers. New platforms like Medium, Branch, Zerply Converse, and Svbtle are popping up everywhere, with an entirely new model for social interaction.
Instead of creating profiles, "The new social" seems to be more content-focused. Zerply and Branch have been pushing really hard on getting designers/devs/writers to talk about nontrivial industry issues, and Svbtle is curating some of the best writing in the world. HN and Reddit help everyone else discover awesome content across the world.
It begs the question – where is social media going? What will the landscape look like in two years? What are the advantages or disadvantages from this radical change?