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2012 The Year of Integration

February 25, 2014

While 2011 may have been the “Year of Mobile,” we will go further next year. Consumers are expanding their uses of social media to more devices and incorporating it into daily tasks, and we, as marketers must follow. That is why 2012 needs to be, and will be, the “Year of Integration.” We witnessed vast […]

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A History of BitTorrent

February 24, 2014

BitTorrent is a revolutionary data sharing tool that has made many people happy (free music, movies, and software!) and some people very upset (executives who want everyone to pay for music, movies, and software). This infographic explains how its creation has rippled through the world of media and gaming. Source

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Open Source, Open World: Open Standards Throughout the Globe

December 20, 2013

The concept of open sharing of technological information has enabled the sharing of many things on the internet but this concept existed long before computers. In 1905 a group of automakers actively fought an engine patent and the concept of sharing has continued. Follow this timeline through the years and the different areas of open […]

Sharing Trends

Sharing Trends

July 30, 2013

Social media networks allow us to share like we’ve never shared before. This infographic takes a look at how much people share and what they are sharing. Source

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ACTA

April 19, 2013

ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations […]

The Rise of Social Media & Collaborative Consumption

The Rise of Social Media & Collaborative Consumption

August 16, 2012

Collaborative consumption re-focuses the motivation around consumer goods to encourage models of sharing, swapping, lending, trading, saving or renting. The concept, championed as: “a new socio-economic ‘big idea’, in: “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption”. The idea is concurrent with the environmental zeitgeist and thoughts of sustainability coupled with an eye for […]

How Men & Women Share Differently Online

How Men & Women Share Differently Online

June 13, 2012

Everyone has stories to share and memories to reminisce about. But it turns out that men and women tend to take different paths as they stroll down memory lane! We crunched the data, looking at the number of answers recorded by men vs. women across more than 150,000 entries. You’ll no doubt enjoy seeing just […]

Seasonal Changes in Flickr Uploads

Seasonal Changes in Flickr Uploads

June 12, 2012

The top figure is for the northern hemisphere, with the summer solstice in June. The bottom is for the southern hemisphere, with the summer solstice in December. The south has a much less clear pattern, but perhaps because it only has 8% as many pictures represented. July 4 is the day when people are especially […]

Understanding Viral Content Marketing

Understanding Viral Content Marketing

June 10, 2012

Going viral is social media’s ultimate measure of success. Viral means more than just popular: Viral means becoming outrageously, over-the-top popular by virtue of being passed around by social media’s most promiscuous retweeters and sharers. If you are one of the 10 bazillion social media marketers out there trying to figure out how to cook […]