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The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
Users of social networks are getting tired of sharing — but that doesn't mean sharing is on the decline. A new study analyzes sharing behaviors on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and makes predictions for the future of sharing. Digital agency Beyond released the study for Social Media Week, along with the below infographic. Beyond makes six predictions about where sharing is headed based on the responses of 2,000 social media users in the U.S. and UK, between ages 16 and 40, who are active on either Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Among those users, 98% were active on Facebook, 60% of whom log in several times daily. First, sharing to selective lists — the Google+ Circles model — is on the rise. Second, frictionless sharing — Spotify songs shared to Facebook, for example — is on the rise. Third, discounts and giveaways will spur sharing of branded content. Fourth, the rate of social sharing will plateau as Facebook reaches the majority of the world's population. Related:  utm search

Can the Global Reporting Initiative help restore faith in the media | Sustainability As if the advent of 'Generation We-Want-It-All-For-Free' and the rise of social media were not challenging enough, recent events mean that media organisations undoubtedly face an uphill struggle in the years to come. Business models under pressure and public distrust towards mediacontent are coming soon to a boardroom near you. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) recently launched its final draft of the Media Sector Supplement, a set of indicators and questions aimed at measuring, in as much detail as possible, the social, environmental and financial impacts of media companies on society. As a mechanism for promoting integrity and accountability, GRI's project is both worthwhile and timely. It is difficult to see us arriving at a commonly accepted definition of what it means for a media company to be environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. Total volume and number of significant spills;Location and size of land owned in [...] areas of high biodiversity

An Overview of the Major Google Algorithm Updates of 2014 Inbound marketers are constantly on alert for changes in Google's ever-evolving algorithm ... but that doesn't mean we don't miss one every now and then. The combination of frequent algorithm updates and a busy workload means that sometimes a critical update gets lost in the sauce. To make sure you're fully up to date on the latest major changes in SEO, we've compiled a full list of the most important Google algorithm updates from 2014. This year, we saw changes from pirates and penguins and pandas and pigeons; the removal of authorship, and other notable updates. Let's take a closer look at what those updates were. The Animals: A Quick Refresher For your reference, here are the names given to Google's algorithm updates that were relevant for 2014 and a brief description of each. Pirate: A search filter designed to prevent sites that have a lot of copyright infringement reports (as filed through Google's DMCA system) from ranking well in Google's listings. February 2014: Page Layout #3

Infografía revela el tiempo y las actividades que hacemos en Internet ¿Sabes en qué y cuánto tiempo gasta la gente su tiempo cada vez que se conecta a internet? Pues bien, según datos recopilados por el sitio Go Gulf y que ha graficado en una infografía (que dejamos abajo), refleja que cerca de un 30% de la población mundial tiene acceso a Internet y mensualmente cada usuario pasa un promedio de 16 horas conectado, es decir, un total de 35 millones de horas para todos los usuarios, equivalente a 3.995.444 años, siendo las redes sociales la actividad que más tiempo consume. De acuerdo a estos datos, también es posible conocer la cantidad de usuarios de Internet por cada continente, donde por ejemplo Asia se posiciona como la región con más cibernautas alcanzando 922.329.554, sin embargo la penetración es de apenas un 34%. Mientras que Latinoamerica cuenta con 215.939.400 usuarios con una penetración del 37%, en tanto que el continente con menor penetración corresponde a África con 118.609.620 usuarios.

The future of sustainability reporting will be plural, bespoke and continuous | Guardian Sustainable Business It is universally agreed that large companies should somehow report on non-financial matters: last year more than 3,000 did so by means of a corporate responsibility (CR) or sustainable development (SD) report. But ask the questions "why?" and "how?" and things become less clear. The answer – for most companies, at least – is all of the above. The practice of SD reporting may be widespread, but discussion with users or even those who write them suggests that it has not yet evolved to its final state. Acona has undertaken a careful review, sponsored by global brewer SABMiller, aiming to understand how the best companies will report on SD in ten years time. Or so went the theory. But the big story lies elsewhere. Acona highlights the growing number of companies already supplementing their SD reports with permanent micro-sites, indexed and cross-referenced to allow the user to move straight to the content they need.

IFTF 20 Combinatorial Forecasts Posted by Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos at 18 July 2014 in Strategic Intelligence - Foresight Institute’s for the Future (IFTF) Technology Horizons program presented its new 2014 map, 20 Combinatorial Forecasts, which explores the future of technology at the intersections of different fields. This map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape. The map presents 20 new innovative combinatorial forecasts someone can use to navigate the future as it unfolds. Each of these forecasts—such as the microbiome mediates the war on germs, thinking and feeling become quantifiable, biomanufacturing unites mother nature with the man-made, and 17 more! Visit: IFTF 20 Combinatorial Forecasts

the_shift_2012© Mastering Alchemy, Jim Self, 2009 possibilities of how to once again live in harmony with each other, the environment and All That Is.However, between where we currently exist and this new Higher Dimension of “Heaven on Earth,” where we willsoon arrive, there is a bit of a gap ... Becoming aware of becoming aware The “Shift in consciousness” that is occurring is a shift in our very perception of our world. As most of us haveplayed this game of life, we have tried to fit in and to follow the rules. We have tried to create a better life for ourselves and for our families. less . more bigger and better hasstill not been enough. who we truly are. This is now beginning to change. As more and more of us are awakening, we are beginning to remember who we are. outside , but in gaining more of the “me” within .In our rush to the top we left a part of ourselves behind. we arecounts. a contribution to make. The new Waves of Light

Setting the Standard for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development - Top Five Misconceptions About GRI Reporting 2012-02-16By Anna Ashbaugh, Associate, Advisory Services The Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting Guidelines (G3.1), while widely applied, are often misunderstood. With nearly 200 pages of guidance and detailed technical protocols, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose of reporting, which is to be accountable to stakeholders and drive performance. 1. The “A” is part of the GRI Application Level system that indicates the extent to which the Guidelines have been applied in sustainability reporting. All organizations are expected to assess what is relevant for them to report – a materiality assessment. 2. There are different methodologies for assuring data, and there are different levels of assurance. 3. Good reporting begins with conducting a materiality analysis to determine which topics are most important to address and which topics are of little or no concern for the company and its stakeholders. 4. 5. Putting GRI Reporting in Context

The Future Digital City Posted by Nicos Komninos at 1 May 2009 in Digital Cities / Cyber Cities Futur en Seine is a pioneering Cultural, Technological and Social Event organized by Cap Digital, the Parisian Business Cluster for Digital Content and Services, from 29th May to 7th June in the city of Paris and surrounding region. Invited leading Parisian companies and research labs present their innovative prototypes, digital technologies and demos in prestigious sites throughout Paris during the Festival. Some prototypes of digital services related to cities and experiences of citizens are presented, including: Futur en Seine will address many of the critical issues regarding the digital future of the city: mobility, urban interaction and social networking, urban architectural design, digital solutions for sustainable development, digital business solutions, open source software, digital publishing, tele-presence, new digital applications for tourism, digital art and graphics etc. Source: Futur en Seine- Program