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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | SM | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.


Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Christel Binnie's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:09 PM

80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone, and other interesting facts.

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 4:21 AM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 9:17 AM

Seeking to manage our attention and avoid distraction is one thing, but first we need to be aware of where our attention is going. As smartphones are increasingly used, this infographic highlights in just what way we use our phones. 1 in 5 people check their phone every ten minutes... something tells me that the smartphone may be one of the biggest sources of modern distraction!

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The Rise of the SuperProfessor

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For colleges and universities, the great age of experimentation is now upon us.

by Thomas Frey


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Stop Looking for Links: Build WOW Content and Let Users Talk About You

Stop Looking for Links: Build WOW Content and Let Users Talk About You | SM | Scoop.it

Rand’s recent WBF about co-occurrence was a real wake up call for those still transfixed with link building practices of old.

 

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:28 PM



Simon Penson, founder of Zazzle Media, has a fascinating article on the future of SEO, that I have been wanting to highlight for some time. He argues and provides good supporting reference to the idea that Google is moving away from primarily leveraging links and anchor text to evaluate web site relevance to the use of semantic analysis of text co-occrunces to determine it.

He writes: "Imagine being able to outreach awesome content without having to look for links.

Simply make people aware of what you are doing and get them to talk about you.

It’s how it should be and it would have a profound effect on the type of content you might produce and brand-marketing activity you might pursue."

The article is rich in valuable references and tools for anyone interested in exploring this topic.

Game changing. Resourceful. 8/10

Full article: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/semantic-web-and-link-building-without-links-the-future-for-seo




Justin Bruce's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:05 PM

From an SEO perspective, google is updating all teh time and reliance on linkbuilding is dangerous as we have just seen with a key client.

 

Google still recommend a link building stratgy but suggest you diversify into PR and social media to build page rank. That means you need to create great content and promote it.

 

From a conversion perspective, great contnet is not enough, it must also be relevant. Look through your email subject matter from your customers over the past year and match this with search queries in analytics (not keywords but actual terms they used to find you) and there's your relevant topic and inspiration. Now you gotta do it daily.

 

Don't forget contributing to other publishers (especially popular and high authority sites) also constitues as content. Curation is fine if relevant (check out scoop.it) but creation is always best, it takes time so allocate time!

 

Pierre Marchildon's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:28 PM

i agree, but this demands dedication!