Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

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Business: How To Destroy Your Productivity – Infographic

As your company searches for new ways to boost productivity and increase sales, it’s important to be aware of the ways your plans can be thwarted. Turns out, your everyday work habits may actually be standing in the way of your success. Want to know what kills your productivity?

Source: Marketo, Columnfive

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Marketing: Instagram And B2B Marketing – Infographic

Instagram is expanding quickly, and with the introduction of the Android app, its growth can only accelerate. Its simplicity is one of its strengths, and it represents a great addition to businesses’ visual-content marketing campaigns. In this graphic created with Marketo, we examine the growth of the photo-sharing service and how it can work for your company.

Source: Marketo, Columnfive

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet – Review – Video

What Is Your Experience With “The New Klout” Score After The Change?

Almost 3 weeks ago, Klout changed the way they measure influence on the Internet. Some features were dropped and some were added, so claims Klout. I personally have experienced a 5 point drop and close to no movement in the score since then, by increased activity and increased engagement of my audience. RT’s, mentions, likes, comments and other vital engagement measures that, according to Klout, are important to determine the score, went up while the Klout score shows no impact.

Especially over the past three days this became obvious. While engagement on all sites increased, the score was stuck at the same number. This morning, on day 4, it went down 0.04 points.

What is your experience with Klout since the change? What’s the real change?

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Kids And Technology, More Mobile Than Ever – Infographic

We know the iPad has become a major hit with adult tech consumers since Steve Jobs first introduced the gadget back in 2010. But did you know tablets have scored big points with kids as well?

Humans are becoming familiar with digital technology and devices earlier than ever. In fact, more than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to some research. For kids between the ages of six and 12, the iPad was the most coveted gadget last Christmas. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than not.

The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t.

All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic. Check it out below for the fuller picture.

How old should kids be before they are allowed to use tablets and other digital gadgets? Share your opinion in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com, mdgadvertising

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Increased Usage Of Flipboard – Infographic

Usage of Flipboard has increased drastically over the past year. The company behind the social newsreading app, which is celebrating its second anniversary Tuesday, announced it now has more than 20 million registered users, up from 5 million in December.

Flipboard owes that growth largely to platform and geographic expansion. After nearly a year-and-a-half as an iPad-only application, Flipboard launched on the iPhone in early December, growing from 4 million to 5 million users in a week. In late June, the app arrived on Android smartphones. Flipboard also released a number of international editions with region-specific content, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands and Spain.

Beyond those expansions, Flipboard has also added a number of new features and integrations over the past year, including audio, Google+ and content from The New York Times.

Still, not all has been bright and rosy for Flipboard: After pilot testing, some publishing partners disclosed in June that they would no longer serve ads through the app. And it seems increasingly likely that Flipboard is going to lose access to one of its major content sources, Twitter. Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue stepped down from Twitter’s board earlier this month.

Source: Mashable.com, Flipboard