As the Internet progressively moves towards real-time information, the need to know what’s popular right now is becoming increasingly important. Here are the best ways to track trends of all types, so you’ll always be in the know about what’s hot on the Internet.
Which means data never sleeps, and the internet sure likes to use up a lot of it. How much? In any given minute, 277,000 tweets are published on Twitter, 216,000 photos are sent to Instagram and 8,333 videos are shared on Vine.
And we’re just getting started. Over that same 60 second period, 347,222 photos are sent on WhatsApp, 416,667 swipes are made on Tinder and 3,472 images are pinned on Pinterest.
And if you think that’s impressive, Google receives 4 millions search queries, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content and 204 million email messages are sent each and every minute of the day.
This visual from DOMO looks at how much data is generated every minute across the net....
94 percent of social networkers in the U.S. United Kingdom and Brazil are using Facebook whilst watching matches during the 2014 World Cup, compared to 59 percent who are using Twitter, reports GlobalWebIndex.
The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs - as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But now Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “retweet with comment” that would better allow users to participate in a conversation, while also providing context and commentary that can otherwise get lost when using the standard Twitter “retweet” function or “quoted tweets.”
When The Times launched their paid post campaign last June, metrics showed that readers spent roughly as much time on paid posts as editorial content. The publication's successful native advertising campaign shows that great stories, no matter where they come from, engage wider audiences.
Using a survey compiled withSurveyMonkey, Mashable asked 4,700 people from 120 countries about their social media habits — from favorite platforms, to number of networks — in an effort to understand how we use these tools in 2014. Our effort is in celebration of our fifth annual Social Media Day, which is on June 30. All of the results are illustrated in the video above.
AirBnB wants you to stay in someone else’s house.Lyft wants you to order up a ride with someone you don’t know. Relay Rides goes a step further and wants you to borrow cars from people you don’t know or — shudder to think — loan your car to a complete stranger.
There’s collaborative fundraising, food preparation, clothing and other goods. Everything from loans to leftovers has some sort of collaborative app or approach today. Welcome to the collaborative economy.
This “ultimate guide to photo sharing on Twitter” explains how quick it is to share photos on the service; flags up Twitter’sbuilt-in photo filters (a la Instagram); points out that users can add multiple photos and people tagging to tweets (a la Facebook); and send photos privately, via its DM feature (a la WhatsApp).
It’s not that the ability to share photos on Twitter is new of course, but this initiative is about educating users what Twitter is for. So basically Twitter is shouting out that it’s FOR all the SAME THINGS you’re already doing on Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.