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Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet

Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet | visualizing social media |
What will the internet look like in the near future, 20 years, 100 years? We explore the possibilities in this illustration.
Idris Grant's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:31 PM

With all the talk of "The Internet of Things," and the rapid advances we're seeing with all-things web, smart devices and hyper-connected world, we found this Infographic goes a long way to tell the story.

Hunca's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:14 AM

Great article

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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | visualizing social media |

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...

Rein Hof's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:19 PM

Voor een ieder die zich nog afvraagt waarom mobile content belangrijk is.. 

Mobile is dé manier om in cotact te blijven. En of je nu een commercieel bedrijf bent wat graag een product aan de man brengt, of je bent dienstverlener of overheid. Het maakt niet meer uit. Geen mobile ontent, geen engagement. Niet meer boeien en binden. Tja.. Wie kan zich dat nu nog permiteren? 

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:21 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, 2014 12:17 PM

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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[Infographic] SEO's Future Brighter then You Think

[Infographic] SEO's Future Brighter then You Think | visualizing social media |

Our Internet has come a long way over the last decade.

Creating a website, blog, online community, or social media presence has never been easier. For marketers though, cutting through all this chatter to reach a target audience has never been more difficult. While some have predicted the death of SEO, in fact quality search engine optimization has is atop a list of concerns for marketers and CEOs. The bottom line for professionals in the industry being, ever bigger budgets to keep pace with rapidly changing SEO variables.

With the dwindling of major news print publications, and the rise in popularity of online media sources, a huge gap has been created in the way consumers are reached. Today, the channels reach out to audiences have multiplied tenfold, and keeping up with each separate channel, and maintaining a quality presence, has turned the once laissez-faire attitude towards SEO into a full-time preoccupation...

Visit the link to view the full infographic and read further about SEO, the role and influence of big data and the top five search goals for marketers in the next year...

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Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | visualizing social media |
Blogging started in the 1990's as online diaries. In 2011 Huffington Post, which became the largest blog in the world was sold to Yahoo for $315 million. Blogging has changed!

We are witnessing the biggest revolution in publishing since the Gutenberg press was invented over 570 years ago. The printing press enabled writers to become best selling authors by providing them with the means to mass produce books for the first time. Authors that were in the right place at the right time included Luther and Erasmus (who was reputed to have sold 750,000 copies during his lifetime)...

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The Future of Web and Technology [Infographic]

The Future of Web and Technology [Infographic] | visualizing social media |

Infographic on The Future of Web and Technology describes on the trending products and innovations growing rapidly year by year. Augmented reality and its products being the core of advanced technologies in the future. Google glass, augmented reality based wearable gadgets, 3d printers, cloud computing, educational technology, leap motion, another AR product Oculus Rift, AR contact lenses, agent smartwatch and related gadgets, all contribute to the web and technology.

Triangle Software's curator insight, July 6, 2014 7:44 AM

With so many technology innovations being developed and implemented - what do you see as the next innovation for your industry?

Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:05 AM

Another interesting area for games and generesal digital creativity.. now where did I put that Bamzooki ?


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Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013

Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013 | visualizing social media |

Social media has rapidly become an important part of many peoples’ lives, not just as a way to keep up with friends and family, but also for professional networks, exploring fields of research, shopping, sharing content and fostering online communities.

It has also become a crucial aspect of a businesses’ online presence- now a firm can connect with consumers and tailor their online relationships with customers, other brands, and with employees.
Predicting quite what is going to happen in this ever changing digital landscape isn’t easy, but it’s certainly worth noting some of the rising trends and having a look ahead to 2013.

Learn more about these trends, including social marketing, content development, branding, video + media applications, social tv, and the growing influence of mobile devices in social media...

Eliza Steely's comment, December 13, 2012 12:57 PM
I love that point Martin! I think people call it social because of the personal element to it as opposed to advertising and things like that, especially because it's so interactive in nature. Do you have a suggestion as to what to change the name to?
ThePinkSalmon's comment, December 13, 2012 11:44 PM
Very good indeed!
donhornsby's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:23 AM

(From the article): "The coming year will see a massive increase in companies using social media services to market their goods and services, recognising the potential for sharing content and information and enhancing engagement with target audiences."

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State of Social Marketing Survey [Infographic]

State of Social Marketing Survey [Infographic] | visualizing social media |

As we look ahead to 2013, where will marketers invest their resources? Where will they look to expand their presence and offering and what will they name as their top challenge?

Learn what almost five hundred marketers from a wide variety of industries and companies, both large and small, along with social marketing experts have to say about the state of social marketing today and in the future...

View the complete infographic and read the survey results for more deatils on social media and business objectives, measurement methodologies and social marketing investment...

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