7 Social Media Trends for Consumers New Research | Social Media Examiner Here are seven key findings from that report. #1: More Time Invested in Mobile The survey found that consumers are increasingly looking to their smartphones and tablets to access social media. While the PC is still the most widely used device when it comes to social media consumption, the study found that time spent on mobile apps and mobile websites accounted for a 63% increase (compared to 2011) in total time spent. Additionally, 43% of users said they use smartphones to access social media, while 16% connect using a tablet.

7 Social Media Trends for Consumers New Research | Social Media Examiner Here are seven key findings from that report. #1: More Time Invested in Mobile The survey found that consumers are increasingly looking to their smartphones and tablets to access social media. While the PC is still the most widely used device when it comes to social media consumption, the study found that time spent on mobile apps and mobile websites accounted for a 63% increase (compared to 2011) in total time spent. Additionally, 43% of users said they use smartphones to access social media, while 16% connect using a tablet.

How We Watch What We Watch: The Future Of TV : NPR
The rise of the smartphone, the tablet computer, Netflix and other on-demand services has changed the screen/viewer relationship forever. Also, we shouldn’t forget the importance of that increasingly antiquated invention called the “Internet.”
With each year (and in some cases, each month), the ability to watch things on different platforms at your own convenience moves from the producers’ scheduling to the consumers’ whims and desires.

How We Watch What We Watch: The Future Of TV : NPR

The rise of the smartphone, the tablet computer, Netflix and other on-demand services has changed the screen/viewer relationship forever. Also, we shouldn’t forget the importance of that increasingly antiquated invention called the “Internet.”

With each year (and in some cases, each month), the ability to watch things on different platforms at your own convenience moves from the producers’ scheduling to the consumers’ whims and desires.

A collaborative effort between public ad campaign and the heavy projects, “augmented reality advertising takeover” is an initiative to democratize public visual space by using augmented reality technology. The project is a response to the many outdoor ads that viewers are subjected to see and receive its messages without a choice.
utnereader:
(via Designboom, image by Will Sherman)

A collaborative effort between public ad campaign and the heavy projects, “augmented reality advertising takeover” is an initiative to democratize public visual space by using augmented reality technology. The project is a response to the many outdoor ads that viewers are subjected to see and receive its messages without a choice.

utnereader:

(via Designboom, image by Will Sherman)

Fashion Meets Science: Spray-On Clothing
The science behind the sprayed material combines cotton fibers, polymers and a solvent that keeps the fabric in liquid form in the can. The solvent evaporates instantly as the spray touches a surface, creating a smooth clothing material that can be washed and re-worn. The technology could have a range of other uses such as  spray-on bandages.

Fashion Meets Science: Spray-On Clothing

The science behind the sprayed material combines cotton fibers, polymers and a solvent that keeps the fabric in liquid form in the can. The solvent evaporates instantly as the spray touches a surface, creating a smooth clothing material that can be washed and re-worn. The technology could have a range of other uses such as  spray-on bandages.

TNS Digital Life | Internet Statistics & Social Media Usage | Online Behavior & Trends
Interviewing almost 50,000 consumers across 46 countries, including all  BRIC and most N-11 markets, Digital Life is the largest, most  comprehensive study of the Global Digital Consumer, ever. These markets  represent 88% of the global Digital population; we cover markets from  where Digital is close to ubiquitous to those beginning their digital  journey whether through PC at home, mobile or internet cafés.

TNS Digital Life | Internet Statistics & Social Media Usage | Online Behavior & Trends

Interviewing almost 50,000 consumers across 46 countries, including all BRIC and most N-11 markets, Digital Life is the largest, most comprehensive study of the Global Digital Consumer, ever. These markets represent 88% of the global Digital population; we cover markets from where Digital is close to ubiquitous to those beginning their digital journey whether through PC at home, mobile or internet cafés.

An IBM global survey of over 32,000 consumers reveals that technology is giving shoppers a new source of power — pushing retailers to engage them more directly via increased use of personalized promotions and offerings…

To help retailers address these operational mandates, IBM is today launching a new Center of Competency (CoC) for Retail that will provide deep industry expertise in the areas of business analytics, customer insights and merchandising.

chickenfeetunicornwings:

“Objectified” is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (“Helvetica”) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. “Objectified” is about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?
source.
I want to watch this. Because.. yeah. :D

chickenfeetunicornwings:

“Objectified” is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (“Helvetica”) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. “Objectified” is about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

source.

I want to watch this. Because.. yeah. :D

The future of consumer products
Nutella®, an Italian hazelnut spread that is particularly tasty on toast, has five million fans on Facebook. Kraft Foods is helping consumers find recipes, build shopping lists and locate stores—using an iPhone. Unilever is empowering women in India’s small villages to act as direct-to-consumer distributors, providing micro-credit and sales training in the process.

The future of consumer products

Nutella®, an Italian hazelnut spread that is particularly tasty on toast, has five million fans on Facebook. Kraft Foods is helping consumers find recipes, build shopping lists and locate stores—using an iPhone. Unilever is empowering women in India’s small villages to act as direct-to-consumer distributors, providing micro-credit and sales training in the process.

IBM - Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 6 in a Series

Nothing, you’d think, would be more dynamic or up-to-the-minute than how we buy and sell. From the early Greek agoras to the modern superstore, markets have always been the most sensitive barometers of economic and societal change.

IBM - Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 6 in a Series

Nothing, you’d think, would be more dynamic or up-to-the-minute than how we buy and sell. From the early Greek agoras to the modern superstore, markets have always been the most sensitive barometers of economic and societal change.