A State of the Art, The Present and Future State of Music (long title, I know) from 3GM.hu looks at the current statistics behind music streaming and consumption. Personally, I can’t believe the statistic that 85% of listening is still consumed from the Radio?!? I haven’t listened to an actual radio station for years! I listen to everything through my iPhone.
One of the coolest things about working at DP is not only that we can bring our dogs to work, but that most of us actually DO bring them. When I agreed to contribute to our company blog I decided it’d make sense that my first post discuss my area of expertise as it relates to one of my favorite things about DP culture – DOGS! Thus, a list was born. Here are the 5 essential qualities of successful Social Media as demonstrated by some of the cutest canines on the interwebz.
Read the full post on the Direct Partners blog to find out which dog represents which quality.
“…the human element remains key to engendering trust. Internet users worldwide reported a nearly 50% increase in their trust of social network contacts giving product recommendations, and a 21% increase for microblog contacts. Even though many of those contacts are likely sharing some professional content with or alongside their personal recommendations, professional sources of information like newspapers and TV barely gained any trust over the same period.”
Read the whole article here.
Foursquare released this inforgraphic which shows usage and adoption patterns across the globe.
I am pleasantly surprised to see New Zealand as bright as it is considering the number of users we have here. I predict that by the end of this year, we’ll be much brighter on a similar list.
Remember when no one had color screens & cameras on their mobiles..and, suddenly everyone had one? I think the rate of adoption of smartphones - facilitated by low-end cost effective models will also happen at a similar pace.
[ infographic source: The Foursquare Blog ]
I can’t remember where I found this but I love it just the same :)