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Why Microsoft Is Going To Continue To Suffer

Why Microsoft Is Going To Continue To Suffer | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The signs are already clear that Microsoft is slipping deeper into crisis. The PC consumer market is imploding; tablets and high-end smartphones are able to serve basic information needs quite well. Microsoft has no standing in either of these categories, as you can see from its roughly 3% market share. And the company has already announced bad news last quarter when it wrote off nearly $1 billion for its unsuccessful leap into the tablet market.

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Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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Why Does Facebook Want You To Broadcast Your Location To Your Friends?

Why Does Facebook Want You To Broadcast Your Location To Your Friends? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your location to your friends all the time.

 

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.

 

Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


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Ray Fowler's curator insight, April 1, 6:14 AM

Reading through this for the second time I realised that so many of these were closer that we realise. The role of Supply Chain Optimiser I think is already upon us. But I want to be a Clone Rancher.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 7:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

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Facebook Is Ending the Free Ride

Facebook Is Ending the Free Ride | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

A source professionally familiar with Facebook's marketing strategy, who requested to remain anonymous, tells Valleywag that the social network is "in the process of" slashing "organic page reach" down to 1 or 2 percent. This would affect "all brands"—meaning an advertising giant like Nike, which has spent a great deal of internet effort collecting over 16 million Facebook likes, would only be able to affect of around a 160,000 of them when it pushes out a post. Companies like Gawker, too, rely on gratis Facebook propagation for a huge amount of their audience. Companies on Facebook will have to pay or be pointless.

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Marketing Technology is All About Content | Social Media Today

Marketing Technology is All About Content | Social Media Today | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it


I was doing research on Google Trends and noticed something interesting. The phrase “social media marketing” grew tremendously from 2009 to 2011 and has since leveled off, without future growth in sight. Meanwhile, the phrase “content marketing” has really picked up in the last year and is on a significant upwards trajectory. I realized that these simple graphstold a larger story about today’s marketing landscape.

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What's Wrong With Apple's iOS 7.1?

What's Wrong With Apple's iOS 7.1? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Apple's iOS 7.1 update was released on Tuesday, delivering a noticeable boost in overall speed and responsiveness. But it soon turned out that the update also delivered a few problems — and a surprising number of visual tweaks.

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Sweden (Yes, the Country) Wants Your New Game Ideas: Democreativity

Sweden (Yes, the Country) Wants Your New Game Ideas: Democreativity | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Sweden is calling on gamers around the world to participate in a collaborative effort to create a new breed of computer games.

The new Democreativity website, which launched yesterday, is an online tool that pairs concepts of democracy and creativity with the goal of promoting diversity and new ideas.

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10 Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 - Business 2 Community

10 Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 - Business 2 Community | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Ecommerce has come a long way in the last 15 years. As technology continues at a rapid pace, pioneering ecommerce stores harness new techniques and facilities to make online selling and online shopping a lot more efficient and fun.

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Responsiiviset sivut – verkon minimistandardi 2014

Responsiiviset sivut – verkon minimistandardi 2014 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Verkon uusi minimistandardi on responsiivinen sivusto, joka skaalautuu kaikille laitteille ja näytöille. Erilliset mobiilisivustot jäävät unholaan 2014.
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The Trouble With Secret, Whisper, and Anonymous Social Networks

The Trouble With Secret, Whisper, and Anonymous Social Networks | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Lately, sharing secrets has become a lot less simple. Now, with apps likeSecret and Whisper, people can anonymously share their secrets with the world -- and then have anyone comment on, share, or like them publicly. In a world where everything about you is public, these social networks feel like a safe haven for you to be the real you. 

And people are loving the freedom of it all. Whisper's raised millions of dollars, and Secret's become the must-have app for techies everywhere. It's made us wonder. Is the privacy pendulum swinging the opposite direction so social media will become all about anonymity? 

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Your Digital Reputation Precedes You - Brian Solis

Your Digital Reputation Precedes You - Brian Solis | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Whether you realize it or not—or even wish to admit it—you already have an online reputation to protect. It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of college and hoping your past Facebook indiscretions don’t torpedo your career prospects, or a Fortune 500 company trying to make a name for itself in a crowded market, your reputation online is vital to your success. With dozens of examples and actionable tips, Repped demonstrates how a better online reputation can lead to improved job prospects, happier customers, fewer detractors, and most importantly of all, greater income

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The mobile landscape for 2014 and beyond (Infographic)

The mobile landscape for 2014 and beyond (Infographic) | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The world is becoming increasingly mobile-driven.  According to Internet Data Corporation, 2015 will see more U.S. consumers access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktops. 

 


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Heather Fields's curator insight, February 16, 10:17 AM

MOBILE-FIRST must be your mandate for US consumer marketing.  According to Internet Data Corporation, 2015 will see more U.S. consumers access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktops.  

Carlos Zardoya's curator insight, February 16, 5:31 PM

The 2014 #mobile landscape #infography #mwc14 

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10 days with Facebook Paper. I’m still using it, are you?

10 days with Facebook Paper. I’m still using it, are you? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Paper has transformed how I use Facebook and I have no intention of opening the original iPhone app again. It has some shortcomings, but I’m willing to forgive Facebook given this is only version one. What I didn’t expect, however, is for Paper to change my perception of what Facebook is about and how I can get the most out of it.

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Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of connections: 1.9 billion devices today, and 9 billion by 2018. That year, it will be roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers, and PCs combined.

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Tim Davey's curator insight, February 10, 3:46 AM

I've now lost count of the number of internet connected devices in my household! I'm sure its the same for most - it's no wonder, with all the resulting production and power consumption, we're having this crazy weather at the moment!

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Internet Consumption Around the World

Internet Consumption Around the World | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

What do people do online in today’s world, how do they get online, and at what speeds? A new report from International Business Guide shows how how do millions of people in the world access the internet, where the internet is the fastest, and the devices with which they connected, following the first year when there are more mobile internet devices than humans.

View this infographic to see which regions lead the world in terms of internet access rates, who consumes what online and the most popular websites by region.


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Smith_Lin's curator insight, April 3, 9:24 AM

This has to be useful on all sorts of levels

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What do people do online in today’s world, how do they get online, and at what speeds?

Ariel Harosh's curator insight, April 4, 11:51 AM

השימוש באינטרנט ברחבי העולם נתונים מדהימים

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Social media users migrating to smaller circles

Social media users migrating to smaller circles | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

 In an age when people are encouraged to collect hundreds of Facebook "friends" and thousands of Twitter followers, some social media users, particularly young ones, are going smaller

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Radical innovation is a proposal not a product.

Radical innovation is a proposal not a product. | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Radical Innovation does not happen when you bring people an incremental improvement of what they already know. Rather, radical innovation (and market leadership for that matter) is the result of  “proposing” an unexpected meaning. This meaning, unsolicited by user needs, once discovered, turns out to be the very thing people where waiting for!

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How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Let's take a closer look at how emotions form in the brain and the ways they motivate us to surprising actions.
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Why Your Mobile Device Isn’t As Secure As You Think

Most people have the illusion that phones are somehow impervious to viruses and that you are safe browsing virtually anything online. Not so. Mobile usage is...
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Flipboard Acquires Zite from CNN

Flipboard Acquires Zite from CNN | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Way back in March 2011, wecovered the launch of Zite, a free, personalized iPad magazine that promised to get “smarter” the more you use it. And now, more than two years after Zite was acquired by CNN, its news aggregation competitor Flipboardhas snapped it up in a deal thought to be valued at around$60m.

 
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Why Microsoft Won't Immediately Kill The Nokia X Android Smartphone

Why Microsoft Won't Immediately Kill The Nokia X Android Smartphone | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The Nokia X Android-based smartphone has been official for less than a week and already the talk of the industry is that Microsoft will kill the phone as soon as the acquisition of Nokia is final. 

“Let me put it this way,” one Microsoft employee said to me at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. “Microsoft is a company built historically on Windows.”

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WhatsApp Will Add Voice Calls This Year

WhatsApp Will Add Voice Calls This Year | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging service that was purchased last week by Facebook to the tune of $19 billion, will add voice calls to its service later this year. The company's CEO Jan Koum confirmed the news on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II

Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

In the second part of this article, I am instead looking at these other key trends:

1) Dusk of Blogs
How blogs are changing their role and importance within the information ecosystem.

2) Beyond WordPress
WordPress has been a revolutionary tool for small and large independent web publishers. But in its fantastic growth, it may have lost track of its true original purpose. What's there now to replace it?

3) Instant Publishing
When it comes to publishing online, it's not just "ease of use" that web publishers want. Immediacy, real-time, is the new in high-demand frontier. How rapidly can you go from thinking of a promotion or a new report to actually having a professional-looking page of it online?

4) Invisible UI
Just-in-time interface controls are the future. The time of multiple toolbars with tens of buttons and icons, is definitely over. The new UI is basically invisible... until you need it.

5) Design Intelligence
The web design and publishing ecosystem presently doesn't allow for non-technical people to create and maintain professional-looking websites without having to heavily depend on a web design studio or agency. This is about to change. Rapidly.

6) Design Marketplaces
Big opportunity ahead for those who will make it easy and efficient to find, select and organize the best web design templates available out there in a fast, easy and effective fashion.

 



Link: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-webpublishing-trends-beyond-2014-part2/#ixzz2tqGeehoe

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Why The iPhone 5c Flopped | Cult of Mac

Why The iPhone 5c Flopped | Cult of Mac | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Apple won’t come right out and say so, but the iPhone 5c is a (comparative) dud. But why? Legendarly Apple ad man Ken Segall has his theories, and it all comes down to the fact that with the iPhone 5c, Apple violated Steve Jobs’ prime directive: Apple doesn’t do cheap.

 
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Re-Invent the Future

Re-Invent the Future | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Many companies find themselves at a crossroads. The next few years will decide which business models will survive and which will undergo sweeping changes. Te...
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Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is testing a major redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.
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