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In the last year POF has gone from having no mobile apps to 3 Billion pageviews a month on apps & 300 million visits and our mobile traffic continues to grow at 3% a week.
In comparison the website has been around since 2003 and only has 160 Million visits a month and 4 billion pageviews. To give a sense of how quickly mobile is taking over online dating 40% of our signups are now via a mobile device in the US up from under 10% at the start of last year. Ipad usage grew 88% in one month from December 2011 to Jan 2012. Now its great to have all this traffic, the only problem is now one has figured out how to make similar levels of money on mobile as the web, unless you do some real scammy stuff. So ya its great to have more traffic on mobile than every other dating app combined in english speaking countries but it doesn’t matter much if you can’t really monetize it at high levels and it starts to canabilize your web traffic.
Like this: Like Loading... Square COO Explains Why The Web Is Dead. The Web is dying, and mobile devices with dedicated apps are the reason.
That's what Keith Rabois told an audience at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit last night. Rabois is currently the COO of mobile payments company Square, has been in corporate development at Slide and PayPal, and is a successful angel investor too. Rabois said that smartphone and tablet users prefer using native apps whenever possible, and only visit the browser as a last resort. Wired Declares The Web Is Dead—Don't Pull Out The Coffin Just Yet.
The Web is dead, or at least in decline, declares Wired editor Chris Anderson in the magazine’s September cover story.
The article is anchored by the startling infographic above, which shows the proportion of different types of traffic on the Internet. The Web, HTML traffic visible though a browser, is only about a quarter (23%) of the overall traffic, down from about half a decade ago. It’s been pushed down by peer-to-peer (23%), video (51%), and other types of apps which use the Internet for transport but are not browser-based. It’s not clear what exactly Wired is counting as video, but presumably it is not all of the Flash video on YouTube which is very much part of the Web. Setting aside whether Wired massaged the numbers to make its chart look pretty, Anderson’s larger point is that increasingly we are consuming information via apps other than the browser.
That may be true for now, but don’t count the browser out just yet. The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet. Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. Libraries in the Digital Age (Lida) 2007 by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic, Maja Krtalic. Researchers are not only relying more on libraries, but they seem to be reading more, according to Donald W King, distinguished research professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill.
King addressed an audience at the Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2007 conference, held from May 28 to June 2 in Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia. He replicated a previous study he did with Carol Tenopir from the University of Tennessee, explaining that this increased usage was caused by a decrease in personal collections, more articles being read than can be identified by online bibliographic searches, along with broadened access to articles through electronic collections. Libraries, the Internet, and Scholarship: Tools and Trends Converging by Charles F. Thomas. Embracing digital scholarship (Create Change) The opportunities and competitive demands of scholarship in this new environment are here to stay.
The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice. Digital Scholarship Reconsidered. In 1990 Ernest Boyer made an important contribution to the literature of higher education by authoring the book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate.
Boyer’s material was based on the results of a 1989 survey of faculty across the nation sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Boyer said we must “…break out of the tired old teaching versus research debate and define, in more creative ways, what it means to be a scholar”. He described four types of scholarship in order to expand higher education’s thinking about what it meant to produce scholarly work; it needn’t be defined only by scholarly monographs or publications in high-impact peer review journals. Boyer suggested that teaching, application, and integration (of existing knowledge) could be as important to the advancement of knowledge and higher eduction as the scholarship of discovery.
Fast foward to 2008. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. The Digital Scholar - A Guide to the New World of Publishing for Independent Scholars, Academics, and Other Thought Leaders. The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice. Embracing digital scholarship (Create Change) Digital Scholarship Lab. Center for Digital Scholarship. Joseph RhodesDigital Repository Manager Joseph Rhoads is the Digital Repository Manager at Brown University.
He oversees the development of the Brown Digital Repository (BDR) and supports its mission as “..a place to gather, index, store, preserve, and make available digital assets produced via the scholarly, instructional, research, and administrative activities at Brown”. Digital Scholarship at Harvard. - khronosreview.com.