Key Strategic Trends for the Middle East in 2013 Huffington Post (blog) It is difficult for the observer to forecast the course of events in our region. The ongoing changes in the Arab region and the Middle East are many.
City Press Dion Chang: convergence (the new social media diet), democratisation of gourmet food, goodwasging (the new greenwashing), the umbilibal extension cord (yuckies, bamboccini), e-tailing (couch based retail therapy), designed in asia is the new "made in China", reputation aggregation, the ying and yang of extinction and opportunity, learning to think small.
It all began with the “lifestream,” a phenomenon that I predicted in the 1990s and shared in the pages of Wired almost exactly 16 years ago. Now we are moving tot worldstreams and streambrowsers. The simple, practical features of stream algebra are going to give us made-to-order information.
Every news source is a lifestream.
Every site’s content is liberated from the confines of space.
E-commerce changes drastically.
The web — soon to become the cybersphere — will no longer resemble a chaotic cobweb. Instead, billions of users will spin their own tales, which will merge seamlessly into an ongoing, endless narrative: the earth telling its own story.
Food Genius launches restaurant menu trends service to give the food industry actionable product development and marketing insights, and it's impressive.Tracking more than 100,000 unique menus with 22 millions items from independent and chain restaurants across the country, companies can use the dashboard to test ideas for products, ingredient combinations, geographic variations, preparations and descriptive sensory terms in near real-time; the tool can be used for both product development and marketing strategy.
Following are my personal thoughts on what will be interesting and important in the world of digital marketing and ecommerce for 2013. As is traditional for my trends, there are around seventeen of them.
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