Political Activism, Social Change, and Augmented Reality Email Share 0 Email Share S uperimposing digital data on the physical world is not just for the 1%. As more of our innovators, artisans, and marketers experiment with augmented reality, the tumultuous politics of our times are beginning to follow suit. Protests and Social Change This year’s Occupy movement broke new ground in various ways that will keep sociologists and political scientists busy for decades.
Best of 2011: Our Most Popular Tips, Interviews & Think Pieces How can we manage our energy and attention for peak performance? How does a constant barrage of information affect our decision-making skills? How can we build better habits, embrace risk-taking, and truly realize our creative potential? We’re not saying we have all the answers, but this Best of 2011 collection does attempt to provide insight on these questions – and to empower you to work with more smarts, more purpose, and more results. 50 of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far) Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What should I monitor for? How do I use my time and resources most effectively? What social media developments and trends should I be watching?
If Social Media Controlled the News in 2011 [Infographic] 2011 year will always be remembered for coming years. It was the year filled with lots of Social Media channels and news. We had witnessed the fierce war between the two social networks Google+ and Facebook. It was a year about Browser Wars and moreover Social Media was a trending topic of 2011.
Best jQuery Plugins of 2011 jQuery was first released in 2006. Nearly 5 years later, it’s still going strong – due largely in part to the community that’s been built up around it. This community of developers constantly releases plugins that allow web developers to easily add amazing functionality to their projects. 48 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools - Summify Go to the updated version of this post:54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update 2012] If you want to know what’s happening in the social web you need monitoring tools. Before you get out your credit card and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services.
China's Top 3 Social Network Sites The leading social networking site in China, renren.com, started out as a blatant Facebook clone - but it now has tens of millions of users. Despite obvious similarities to Facebook, there is one significant difference from the U.S. in how Renren and other Chinese SNS are used. The bread and butter of these sites is social games using virtual items. Best Free Fonts of 2011 With only a month and a half left in 2011, it’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. If you’re a long time reader of WDL, you probably know that at the end of each year we publish a series of posts that highlight our favorite freebies and resources from that year. It’s an excellent way to show you what you might have missed, and to give the designers and creators some well deserved recognition. To kick it off, here are the best free fonts of 2011. There were tons of great free fonts released this year, so it was a difficult task choosing our favorites. Weston
15 Tips For A Successful Facebook Ads Program If you’re a marketing or advertising professional, then lately you’ve probably been running ads on Facebook or have heard the phrase ‘paid social’ or ‘Facebook ads’. That’s because according to eMarketer, social media is the fastest growing digital media channel. As impressive as that is, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
Global Audience Spends Two Hours More a Month on Social Networks than Last Year On average, global web users across 10 countries spent roughly five and a half hours on social networks in February 2010, up more than two hours from the same time last year. While the U.S. boasts the largest unique social networking audience, Italian and Australian web surfers led the way for average time on site with more than six hours each in February. Overall, the active unique audience to social networks grew nearly 30%, from 244.2M to 314.5M in the last year. Best Free UI PSDs of 2011 So far in our Best of 2011 series, we’ve shown you our picks for the best free fonts and the best jQuery plugins. For this week, we’ve went back through all the UI PSDs that’s been released over the past year and picked our favorites. We saw plenty of these types of UI files being released in 2011, so it was very difficult to sift through them and find the ones that really stood out. Classic Grey Psd Web UI Set
21 Creative Ways To Increase Your Facebook Fanbase If you build a Facebook Page, will fans come? This is the great hope for many businesses. However, fans do not magically appear from the Facebook mist. People must be lured to your fan page. And there are some good and bad ways to go about doing this.