Monthly Archives: January 2011

Global
New HTML 5 Logo
What Does Google’s New Boss Mean For You?
Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan
10 Reasons Why List-Based Posts Work
Soon 10 Billion Downloads on App Store
Decade of Storage : From USB to Cloud Storage (infographic)

Social Media
Social Media Users ‘More Demanding
Beauty is in the Eye of the Blog Holder
Nurun Youtube videos
How to Use Social Media to Bun Out Your Customers in 2011
Everything You Need to Know About Social Networks (infographic)
Brands Don’t Use Social Media Effectively
How Brands Rediscover the Lost Art of Conversation
How to Gain Competitive Insight With Social Media

Facebook
Facebook Post Insights Go Real Time

Various
Tesco Grocery Shopping App
The State of Wikipedia
Girl Falls In Mall Fountain While Texting
3D No glasses by Jonathan Post

Mobile devices, and particularly smartphones are building a silent revolution, happening at the edges of the mainstream. While many are playing Angry Birds or checking in at Foursquare, entrepeneurs have been discussing and engineering a new set of of technologies and hardware that will deeply transform commerce and culture.

The first few weeks of 2011 are rather elusive of how the talk around mobile payments will get louder. From the lively discussion at Peter Paul Koch’s blog to the recent announcement of Google allowing operator billing for their Android platform, things will get really, really interesting.

squareup

If you need further examples how deeply this affects our lives, just think about a world where you’ll travel without your credit cards, as they’ve been replaced by secure SIM cards and upcoming NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies.
A light demo by Timo Arnall of NFC applications

With early experiments by Touchatag or Square (from Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey) setting the stage, higher smartphone penetration will pave the way to new forms of commerce. What marketing can do on top of it is left to explore.
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Global:
Seven Technologies That Will Rock 2011
What You Missed From CES 2011 Press Day [PICS]
Facebook Raised 500 Million Dollars from Goldman Sachs and Russian Investor

Social Media:
6 Social Media Trends in 2011
10 Stupid Social Media Predictions for 2011
How to Really Get Conversions from Social Media
Online Reputation GET READY FOR WAR
Social Media Monitoring in 2011
7 Reasons Quora Could Be The Breakout Star of 2011

Facebook:
Facebook by the Numbers in 2010
10 Of The Year’s Best Facebook Campaigns

Various:
Ted Williams – Homeless Man With a Golden Voice
Union Square, New York City
Starbucks New Logo : What’s the Story?
Japanese Marathon Fail

2010 Recap and 2011 Trends:
Social Networking: The Future
4 Internet Marketing Trends For 2011
11 Crucial Consumer Trends For 2011
The Best Viral Marketing Campaigns of 2010
Most looked up Key Words on Google in 2010 (article in French)

Facebook:
Introducing the New Facebook Profile
What’s Wrong With Facebook’s New Profiles
20 million Facebook Users in France (article in French)
26 Tips for Enhancing Your Facebook Page
Be Creative with the New Facebook
The Most Creative Way to Customize Your New Facebook Profile

Social Media:
Study: 60% of Consumers Follow a Brand via Social Media, Most Because of Coupons or Promotions
Frequency of Publications in Community Management (article in French)
Top 6 Social Media Science Presentations
Who’s New On Twitter 2010

Various:
4 Million Views in 3 Days: Easy With Ducks
Obama Kicks Door Open
Pneumatic Prank at SeQuant
Bowling with a Snowball