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Tenth Grade Tech Trends — Product Design

Tenth Grade Tech Trends — Product Design
A few months ago, my fifteen-year-old sister told me that Snapchat was going to be the next Instagram. Many months before that she told me that Instagram was being used by her peers as much as Facebook. Both times I snickered. Learning from past mistakes, I took some time over the holiday break to ask my sister many, many questions about how she and her friends are using technology. Instagram Looking at her Instagram feed, I noticed that the vast majority of photos were of people – not beautiful views, objects, or experiences. My takeaway: Facebook was smart to buy Instagram. Facebook She mentioned that she tries to visit Facebook as infrequently as possible. My takeaway: Facebook may have an irreversibly bad brand. Instant Message While much of my childhood was spent instant messaging, on AIM and then Facebook Chat, my sister says she and her friends rarely IM with each other. Most of my sister’s friends’ post-school communication takes place on iOS apps, such as iMessage and Snapchat. Related:  News and inpirationsblogs, articles, books, etcTech Trends

Le Publigeekaire : Blog publicitaire et geek Tenth Grade Tech Trends: My survey data says says rumors of Facebook demise exaggerated, but Snapchat and Instagram real Branch cofounder Josh Miller's recent post about how his 15 year old sister uses the Internet blew me away with its observations the other week. I'm 31, so young enough to remember what it was like to be young, but old enough to be out of touch with the youngest millenials and those even younger. To be honest, it's a sobering notion that there's some piece of technology out there that you and your peer group doesn't use and doesn't understand. As far as I can tell, it might be a first for me and my geezer friends. I kept turning it over in my head, and I had to get more data. I wanted to understand this phenomenon -- if I didn't have an intuitive sense, then I wanted to at least get more data. That's where YC startup Survata came in. Here's the result: And the raw numbers: Survata cofounder Aaron Wenger noted: "Usage levels were higher among 13-18yr olds than 19-25yr olds for every social network.

5 VCs: Top 10 tech trends - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal If you want to know what the next five years hold for technology, these are the guys to ask. The Churchill Club and Forbes gathered five prominent venture capitalists — Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy, Kleiner Perkins’ Bing Gordon, Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Steve Jurvetson, and Clarium Capital’s Peter Thiel — Tuesday night for an annual panel discussion on the “Top 10 Tech Trends.” The VCs each pitched two “tech trends” they anticipate seeing within in the next five years to the audience watching online and in person at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. Here’s a few highlights of the trends they predicted: - “Zero marginal cost of education” - Gordon predicted that the cost of education will rapidly decrease as our education system relies more on the Internet and other digital technology to educate students. - “Massive sensors and data” - Hoffman said he anticipates that sensors will be part of absolutely everything as they become increasingly cheaper.

J’ai lu pour vous « winning the ZMOT » par Google Dans le genre, je vulgarise à fond mes concepts, Google a sorti en mars 2010 un ebook intitulé « Winning the zero moment of truth« . Pour simplifier « zero moment of truth » est abrégé en ZMOT. J’ai profité de ce long week-end estival pour le lire. Pour commencer, le ZMOT fait suite au concept de « First Moment of Truth » (aka FMOT) inventé par Procter & Gamble en 2005 pour définir la première interaction entre un consommateur et l’étagère où se trouve le produit que l’on souhaite lui faire acheter. Je vous passe la panoplie complète d’instruments de promo : site dédié, vidéos, achat média, ebook dispo dans toutes les versions possibles : PDF, iOS, Kindle, etc. Pour bien comprendre le concept, un schéma extrait du livre s’impose : En fait lorsqu’on a déchiffré le schéma, on a compris ce qu’était le ZMOT. Et bien sur le tout forme un cercle vertueux (car quand vous avez acheté un produit vous vous ruez sur internet pour en parler, c’est bien connu).

Being ignored on Facebook can lower self-esteem Ostracism: Rejection on social media can lower our self-esteem. That disarming feeling some people get when no one likes their post or photo on Facebook is not imaginary. A new study has found rejection on social media, even if unintended, can lower self-esteem and affect our sense of belonging. The study, by researchers from the University of Queensland, found antisocial behaviours such as "lurking" and "ostracism" are increasingly subverting our online habits and wellbeing. For the report, Threats to belonging on Facebook: lurking and ostracism, the researchers asked Facebook users two key questions: "What would happen if you weren't allowed to share information on Facebook for 48 hours?" The first group was divided into "lurkers" who weren't allowed to share information for 48 hours. Advertisement One of the users who was prevented from posting anything said: "I did not enjoy having to stop sharing on social media!

People, Companies, and Trends: Techonomy's 2013 Top Ten As 2013 winds down, Techonomy takes a moment to look back on highlights from the year, especially those that portend—we think—the future. Our Top Ten list recognizes the people, companies, and ideas that embodied how technology is catalyzing change in business and society. Some of the individuals and organizations here were represented at our 2013 conferences, labs, and dinners, where we convene leaders to explore the biggest tech-driven challenges and opportunities. Some were featured in our expanding online editorial content. 1. Photo: President Barack Obama talks with Michael Froman, then NSA deputy for international and economic affairs, during a working dinner at the G8 Summit, June 25, 2010. The outing of the National Security Agency’s PRISM data-collection program and its privileged access to internal user data at nine U.S. Not that the news was much of a surprise, especially for techonomists. 2. (Image via Shutterstock) 3. 4. 5. 6. Eri Gentry at Techonomy 2013. 7. 8. 9. 10.

160 boutons d’ajout au panier (français) à la loupe Nous nous sommes tous posés maintes et maintes fois la question en phase de conception : de quelle couleur le bouton d’ajout au panier doit-il être afin d’être efficace ? son intitulé sera-t-il plus lisible en minuscule ou majuscule ? dois-je ajouter un picto pour illustrer le wording adopté ? Je n’ai hélas pas de réponse précise à vous apporter… mais j’aimerais cependant partager avec vous les grandes tendances de nos sites français, desquelles on pourra sûrement dégager quelques bonnes pratiques. Je me suis donc penché sur 160 de nos plus gros sites eCommerce français (pardonnez-moi si j’en ai oublié quelques uns), avec pour objectif de dégager les tendances suivantes : Voici pour commencer notre mur de boutons classés par picto et couleurs : Quelle couleur ? En tête et à égalité : orange, noir et rouge ! En observant les références derrière ces couleurs, on se rend compte que les couleurs sont bien souvent rattachées au type de produits vendus : Avec ou sans picto ? Quel intitulé ?

Study Shows College Students are Distracted by Digital Devices in the Classroom The reasons for using digital devices during class time varied. Most (86 percent) said they were texting. Other non-academic activities included checking e-mail (68 percent), social networking (66 percent), surfing the web (38 percent) and playing games (8 percent). Though the use of digital devices during class time may be a distraction to students -- as well as professors -- UNL Today noted that students saw some advantages to using them for non-academic reasons. For example, 70 percent said it helped them stay connected, 55 percent said it helped fight boredom and 49 percent said it helped them do related classwork. Still, using one's mobile device during class has its fair share of disadvantages -- 90 percent of students said it caused them to not pay attention, 80 percent said they have missed instruction altogether and 32 percent said they had been called out by their professor. Megan Conway, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcasting and journalism student, agreed. Sources:

VCs' next big things: Big data, drugs, and education | Internet & Media SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Some of Silicon Valley's greatest minds used an interesting piece of hardware to vote on which trends will rule the tech world: ping pong paddles. The Churchill Club, a business and technology forum, hosted discussion here Tuesday night, along with Forbes magazine, to pick the brains of Kevin Efrusy, Bing Gordon, Reid Hoffman, Steve Jurvetson, and Peter Thiel. With a few hundred people seated in the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, each investor presented his case for two ideas for what he thought would be a dominating tech trend for the next five years. Each held up a ping pong paddle to show whether he agreed -- green for yes and red for no. The pitches were accompanied by approval ratings collected via green and red cards at attendees' tables and a survey done by, a Twitter polling service. Gordon's digitalization of education also hit a high note. "For digital natives, public schools are jails," Gordon said. Corrected at 1:45 a.m.