Kurrently - A real-time search engine for Facebook and Twitter. Presentations & Whitepapers PresentationApr. 9, 2014 | Share Trends Shaping Local Search in 2014 In this presentation, comScore, 15Miles, and Neustar discuss key insights from the 7th annual Local Search Study. Learn how to create a positive online experience for potential customers, driving in-store and online purchases. Read more Tags: Local, Search PresentationApr. 7, 2014 | Share Video Metrix® Launch in Colombia In this presentation, comScore Senior Product Manager Dan Piech provides insight into digital video consumption in Colombia using comScore Video Metrix®, a new video measurement service in Colombia. By: Dan Piech Tags: Video WhitepaperApr. 2, 2014 | Share 2014 U.S. 2013 was another watershed year in the life of digital, marked by transformative changes in how people interacted with technology, how content evolved the new media paradigm, and how businesses developed through digital advertising and commerce. WhitepaperMar. 31, 2014 | Share 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus
My New Favorite iPhone App for Music: Hype Machine Radio The hardest part of finding good music online these days is discovering what you should look for in the first place. Almost all our old favorites are available on demand but finding good new bands and songs remains a challenge. Various services are competing to fill this need as effectively as possible, but it's a tough nut to crack. My new favorite entrant into the field is an iPhone app from long-time MP3 blog aggregator Hype Machine. Hype Machine Radio is being sold for $2.99 (iTunes) and is worth every penny. I've been using the app to discover new music with the help of dedicated music bloggers, then listening to the full albums of the artists I like on Rdio. Some music services surface new music using an algorithm, but I find that all the songs then sound the same and just become background noise. Hype Machine tracks hundreds of blogs and I do wish the app helped me discover new ones better from the big list of options it offers.
Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us? Is the personalization of the Internet a step backwards? Is the wealth of information that is accessible to us being reduced because the products we use are filtering it all so heavily? This is a discussion that has been gaining momentum in recent weeks. Do you want your search results and news tailored to your tastes, or do you want more control? Let us know in the comments. The topic was brought up most recently by alternative search engine DuckDuckGo, which calls out the major search engines for being too heavy on the content filtering. When you search the Internet, search engines now show different results to different people. In other words, you are living in a Filter Bubble that promotes things it thinks you’ll like, and demotes (effectively filters) out some of the rest, which may limit your exposure to opposing information. Then it turns into an ad for DuckDuckGo: Founder Gabriel Weinberg discussed these differences with WebProNews in an interview earlier this year:
Releases May 2012 U.S. Online Video Rankings June 18, 2012 comScore Releases May 2012 U.S. Online Video Rankings Number of Video Ad Views Surpasses 10 Billion for First Time on Record RESTON, VA, June 18, 2012 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that more than 180 million U.S. Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique ViewersGoogle Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video content property in May with 151.7 million unique viewers, followed by Yahoo! *A video is defined as any streamed segment of audiovisual content, including both progressive downloads and live streams. Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Video Ads ViewedAmericans viewed an all-time high of 10 billion video ads in May. *Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not include other types of video monetization, such as overlays, branded players, matching banner ads, etc. 84.5 percent of the U.S.
Taptu delivers the news. A lot. Taptu is another entry into the magazine-style social news reader apps available for the iPad, and while it does present itself in a unique way as compared to similar apps, it just doesn’t offer a compelling enough reason for many to switch from, say Flipboard, Pulse or even stray too far another new entry in the space, News.me (although the last example isn’t free, whereas the others are). But if you’re really, really into news…then Taptu might be just the app you’re looking for. The app allows users to find and select for news stream from what they call a StreamStore. From there, you can also add RSS feeds. While the sleek design lends itself well to this type of app, it can get very cluttered , especially if you add in social networking streams such as Facebook and Twitter (which is an option that Taptu offers users as well). Taptu also serves up recommendations based on what users read within the app, based both on topic and source. Taptu is available for free in The App Store.
How the World Uses Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] Social networks in every country might live on the same Internet, but that doesn't prevent differences in online customs and culture from developing along geographic borders. Ongoing market research service Global Web Index has mapped these differences in the infographic above (click it to enlarge). The research, run by London-based consultancy Trendstream, has conducted six waves of surveys about global consumer adoption of the Internet and social media in 36 markets. It used data from its February 2011 surveys of between 750 and 2,000 online users in each market to define three behavior types: messagers, groupers and content sharers. In some countries, many of them Asian, most people were focused on content sharing. Others, like the UK and Canada, had more people who put a greater emphasis on sending messages. Trendstream also used data from the survey to map social network penetration in each country that it surveyed. Does the way any country uses social networks surprise you?
Social Photo Aggregator Pixable Raises $3.6 Million Pixable, a startup that develops sleek social photo creation and categorization tools, has raised $3.6 million in Series B funding led by Menlo Ventures. This brings Pixable’s total funding to $6.6 million. Founded by 3 MIT graduate students, Pixable’s service allows people to use of all their Facebook and image sharing site photo content like captions, tagging information, comments, and birthdays to make albums, slideshows, calendars and nor artwork. Pixable’s browser-based simplifies the creation of albums, making it easy to use for anyone. One of Pixable’s early applications was a nifty tool that allows you to make mosaics of your Facebook photos. Since then, the startup launched Photofeed, a Facebook app and companion iPad app which will intelligently sort and categorize your friends’ Facebook, Instagram and Flickr photos.
34 ideas sobre contenidos para tu comunidad en Twitter | noel carrion Involucrar a la comunidad de Twitter es un medio esencial para mostrar el rostro humano detrás de tu marca y hacer que tus clientes se sientan importantes. Responder a sus preguntas y darles el contenido que encuentren útil, sin duda fortalecerá la confianza que necesitas de un público fiel. Pero, ¿cómo puedes mantener frescas las relaciones con tus seguidores en Twitter? Aquí tienes 34 ideas y consejos que puedes utilizar para tu propia comunidad en Twitter. Respondiendo a tus seguidores 1. 2. 3. 4.Prepara una entrada en tu blog respondiendo preguntas frecuentes (FAQ) a la que puedas hacer referencia. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Herramientas de Twitter 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Compartir el contenido 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Incorporar otras plataformas 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Crear Tweets originales 29. 30. 31. 32. Follow Friday 33. 34.
The Boundless Library: Explore the New York Public Library Collections on Your iPad Yesterday Seth Godin posted an essay on his blog about "The Future of the Library," a call-to-arms for librarians to envision their work less as a defender of a "warehouse for dead books" but as as a "producer, concierge, connector, teacher and impresario." To paraphrase the response of librarians on blogs and on Twitter: "Yes, we know." and "Yes, that's what we do." One example of this "future of the library" that is indeed here now: the newly released New York Public Library app, available today via iTunes: Biblion: The Boundless Library. The app is a re-launch of the library's Biblion journal, but in a format specifically designed for the tablet. The first issue of Biblion launched today features items from the library's collection from the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair -- documents, images, essays, film and audio that let you explore the library's stacks "opening up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad story lines they hold and preserve."
Guía práctica para que las empresas sobrevivan en las redes sociales Reciba alertas sobre Tecnología “Los medios sociales son mucho más parecidos a tener un canal de presencia y comunicación, donde los empleados, clientes y socios pueden conectarse con la compañía, y entre ellos”, afirma en esta entrevista con iProfesional.com Charlene Li, una de las 50 personas más influyentes de Silicon Valley, California. Antes de una próxima visita a la Argentina, esta especialista explicó cómo pueden las empresas aprovechar espacios como Facebook y Twitter para crecer en sus negocios y mejorar las relaciones con sus clientes y consumidores. Li fue elegida por la revista Fast Company como una de las mentes más creativas del planeta. Es autora de “Groundswell: Fenómenos sociales en los negocios – cómo vencer en un mundo transformado por las redes sociales”. Es considerada como uno de los referentes en el tema por medios y empresas como Fortune, BusinessWeek, Advertising Age, Strategy&Business, Amazon.com y CIO Insight. -¿Usted considera a Twitter como una red social?