Category: Web 2.0

10 striking conclusions of the Social Media around the World 2012 study

10 striking conclusions of the Social Media around the World 2012 study

Today InSites Consulting published the third edition of its study “Social Media around the world” in collaboration with data and sampling partner SSI and translation agency No Problem!.

Who needs social? CanWeNetwork targets your location-based professional network

Who needs social? CanWeNetwork targets your location-based professional network

As startups continue to experiment with location-based networking, CanWeNetwork gives up the social pursuit in favor of business connections.

Gartner: 10-15 Percent Of Social Media Reviews To Be Fake By 2014, Paid For By Companies

Gartner: 10-15 Percent Of Social Media Reviews To Be Fake By 2014, Paid For By Companies

Thanks to consumer’s increased reliance on social media ratings and reviews, enterprise spending on paid social media ratings and reviews is on the rise, making up 10 to 15 percent of all reviews by 2014, says a new Gartner report.

3 Reasons Why Your Business Must Be Social

3 Reasons Why Your Business Must Be Social

Why social media engagement is a defining element of the 21st century, and the success of your business relies on your participation.

Social Networks Can Affect Voter Turnout, Study Says

Social Networks Can Affect Voter Turnout, Study Says

A study of millions of Facebook users on Election Day 2010 has found that online social networks can have a measurable if limited effect on voter turnout.

Social game players continue ditching desktops for mobile

Social game players continue ditching desktops for mobile

Mounting evidence points to mobile devices replacing social networks as the dominant platform for casual games — a trend underlined by audiences for the top Facebook titles shrinking rapidly.

Why Web Apps Will Crush Native Apps

Why Web Apps Will Crush Native Apps

Over five years ago (on January 9th, 2007, for those of us who are counting), Steve Jobs released the original iPhone. At the time, the only apps on the iPhone were the ones that came pre-installed (think stocks, calculator and YouTube).

Travelers Want More Tech and Mobile Services From Airports, Airlines

Travelers Want More Tech and Mobile Services From Airports, Airlines

Complaints about limited, expensive and choppy Wi-Fi are widespread among frequent flyers, but what about other mobile and tech services on planes and at airports?

Smart phone accessory guide for social-networking addicts

Smart phone accessory guide for social-networking addicts

If you’re constantly updating your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Path, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare accounts, you’re definitely a social media addict. Every moment has to be captured and shared, whether it’s in a status update, photo or video. In fact, there’s no such thing as “oversharing” in your dictionary.

How Instagram became the social network for tweens

How Instagram became the social network for tweens

Well-intentioned parents who’ve kept their tweens off Facebook are catching on to the workaround: kids are turning to Instagram, the photo-sharing app that may as well be a social network.

New Social Content Sharing Network From The Founders Of Twitter

New Social Content Sharing Network From The Founders Of Twitter

News broke recently that Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone had launched a new social media network centered around something we really love: sharing quality content.

Social Collaboration Tools Can Make Your Business More Efficient

Social Collaboration Tools Can Make Your Business More Efficient

We’ve seen a significant increase in contingent workers since the Great Recession; technology is one of the reasons this growth is possible. Employees no longer have to be in the same location to feel connected. Technology can help us feel a part of a team even if we’re thousands of miles away.