Daily Archives: June 22, 2012

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Korean Band 2NE1 Dominates Social at Cannes Lions – Infographic

Although the Cannes Lions Festival revolves mostly around brand innovation, there’s always room for some good, old-fashioned entertainment — especially in a location as coveted as the south of France.

Korean band 2NE1 entertained the crowd and the Twittersphere with its unique pop/hip-hop beats. The performance of their hit song “Can’t Nobody” launched the “2NE1″ keyword to the top of Cannes social buzz, where it earned nearly 3,000 mentions.

Attendees snapped pics of the band, as well as photo ops of celebrities like Jon Hamm and indie band OK Go. All the shutter activity contributed to 4,043 Instagram photos surrounding the event, which still has two days to go. So, stay tuned for our event wrap-up.

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, aBbYhaLO

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Oversharing on Social Media – Infographic

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Sharing is the basis of social media, and it can be a beautiful thing. Keeping up with family and friends as kids grow, relationships become marriages and adventures are had — social media can be tons of fun and helps us feel connected to one another.

But when does all that sharing become too much? And when can what you share online actually become dangerous?

A recent study commissioned by Intel found that 90% of American adults think people share too much, and nearly half of adults find the deluge of information to be overwhelming.

The abundance of information isn’t just annoying — it can also make overeager posters targets for scams and other crimes. According to a recent Consumer Reports study — albeit one with some potential flaws — 20.4 million people among Facebook‘s North American base of approximately 190 million users reveal their full birth date online.

4.8 million broadcast when they’re leaving the house, 4.7 million about health conditions, 4.6 million about their love lives and 2.6 million about alcohol use, according to that study.

How can sharing this kind of information become problematic? If the wrong person knows when you’re leaving home and for approximately how long, that hypothetically makes a burglar’s job much easier. Sensitive details about relationships and wild stories (or photos) of drinking and partying can leave the door open for blackmail or extortion. And personal information such as a full birth date or health condition can make users easier targets for predatory scams.

Of course, many of these potential pitfalls can be avoided by remembering the cardinal rule of social media — privacy settings are key.

The Internet learning portal Online-Education.net recently culled research and reports from a variety of sources to produce the infographic below taking a look at just how much people share online — and whether that crosses the line of good judgement. Check it out for the fuller picture.

Source: Mashable.com, Online-Education.net, Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, jaxxon

Question of the day – What happens with facebook’s share price?

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DATA Generation Per Minute – Infographic

Thursday’s sporadic Twitter outages gave addicts like us the shakes. After all, Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets per minute, and the site was down for a whole lot longer than that.

Twitter is far from the only channel through which web users funnel data. Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.

Next time you run a Google search, think about the fact that it’s just one of 2 million that Google will receive in that minute. In the same amount of time, Facebook users post 684,478 pieces of content. Crazier still, online shoppers spend an average of $272,070 every minute. That’s over $391 million every day — quite the chunk of change.

Check out the stats to learn the amount of data created across all of your favorite platforms. Google+ is noticeably missing from the bunch, but we’re kind of happy about that. It might be kind of embarrassing.

Source: Mashable.com, DOMO, Column Five Media, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, loops7