As data is continuously collected and created, companies have difficulty just storing it, missing any opportunity to leverage the information. The wave of big data has the potential to flip the burden of data management into the opportunity of new value creation. Yesterday’s solutions don’t accomplish this today and will be even less effective tomorrow.
This is an interesting infographic from Best Online Colleges, which describes the study of pop culture in education. It questions its relevance and goes through the pros and cons of studying modern cultural artefacts such as The Wire, The Simpsons and Aliens in the classroom Take a look, and let us know how, or if you use popular culture in your classroom in the comments below.
Lately a lot of the buzz around how the crowd can help your business has been around crowdfunding, and for good reason, given how much the industry has grown in 2012, but crowdsourcing has also been in the rise, especially in the enterprise.
The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth. With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas, and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes; everyone will learn something new.
While the people from the east relocate to the west to earn, the retirees from there migrate to the east to save money and also to spend a peaceful life towards the fag end of their life. There has been a recent increase in this trend of migrating from the west to the east.
This infographic by wptemplate.com showcases the 30 most popular WP plugins to improve the design options, enhance the social media support, SEO and many other unbelievable features. Every plugin is followed by a brief description along with the statistics to let the viewer understand whether the plugin delivers to the needs.
A new infographic based on statistics published by the Huffington Post lists 100 of the most fascinating figures from 2012, focusing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & Google+.
More than 1 million websites integrated with Facebook since the beginning of 2012. with a reported 80% of users preferring to connect with brands via the social site. With 23% of people checking their accounts five or more times a day, it's hard to miss an advertising opportunity.
Rival social network Google+ could become real competition, garnering 625,000 new members every day of last year. Of those millions of people, active users reportedly spend more than 60 minutes a day across Google products, averaging 12 minutes per day with Google+.
Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter held its own last year. The average user tweeted 307 times over the course of 2012...
See more social media statistics and figures at the infographic.
UK-based travel deals website Travel Supermarket created this infographic with all the information you need for snoozing in an airport, from tricks to getting comfortable, the best airports for a sleepover, and a few suggested essentials to pack in your carry-on … just in case.
It’s no secret that social media can be addictive – a recent study showed that resisting Twitter and Facebook was harder for some people than many other urges, including smoking, drinking and even sex – and as these platforms expand, our need to be involved also grows exponentially.
Via Rami Kantari