Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

CHART OF THE DAY: The Huge Rebound In E-commerce Growth

Full Story: Business Insider

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: online, trends, economic, shopping,.

CHART OF THE DAY: The Huge Rebound In E-commerce Growth

Full Story: Business Insider
On November 21st, Barneys New York will open Gaga’s Workshop featuring Lady Gaga’s version of Santa’s Workshop using all 5500 sq. ft. of the fifth floor. The complex project will include The Gaga Machine that outputs special messages and offers when one inputs “mysterious alpha-numeric codes and QR codes [that] will be strategically placed and released through a variety of digital and outdoor, experiential channels for people to find throughout New York City and online.”
Moreover, publishers are eager to grab some of the ad dollars shifting to digital marketing. Advertisers are increasingly spending more of their advertising budget on digital initiatives at the expense of print.

How Negative Reviews Increase Sales Online

Panos Ipeirotis set out to study the dollar value of online reputation, and along the way he discovered the counter-intuitive ways that reviews inform it

Paul Higgins: this must be read carefully to look at a strategy that might work. 

Full Story: Technology Review

Posted at 7:56pm and tagged with: trust, marketing, online, tech, technology,.


How Negative Reviews Increase Sales Online


Panos Ipeirotis set out to study the dollar value of online reputation, and along the way he discovered the counter-intuitive ways that reviews inform it

Paul Higgins: this must be read carefully to look at a strategy that might work. 

Full Story: Technology Review

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s Why Agencies Have To Buy Online Ads To Go With TV Ads

Full Story: Business Insider

Posted at 8:01am and tagged with: marketing, online, mobile,.

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s Why Agencies Have To Buy Online Ads To Go With TV Ads

Full Story: Business Insider

When Your Therapist Is Only a Click Away


Ms. Weinblatt, a 30-year-old high school teacher in Oregon, used to be in treatment the conventional way — with face-to-face office appointments. Now, with her new doctor, she said: “I can have a Skype therapy session with my morning coffee or before a night on the town with the girls. I can take a break from shopping for a session. I took my doctor with me through three states this summer!”

Full Story: New York Times

Posted at 5:06pm and tagged with: online, tech, technology, cognitive, health,.

When Your Therapist Is Only a Click Away

Ms. Weinblatt, a 30-year-old high school teacher in Oregon, used to be in treatment the conventional way — with face-to-face office appointments. Now, with her new doctor, she said: “I can have a Skype therapy session with my morning coffee or before a night on the town with the girls. I can take a break from shopping for a session. I took my doctor with me through three states this summer!”
Full Story: New York Times

CHART OF THE DAY: Time Spent On Facebook Is Growing At An Astonishing Rate

United States citizens now spend roughly 16% of their total time online on Facebook. That’s an enormous figure.

Full Story: Business Insider

Posted at 3:25pm and tagged with: social media, trends, attention, online, USA,.

CHART OF THE DAY: Time Spent On Facebook Is Growing At An Astonishing Rate

United States citizens now spend roughly 16% of their total time online on Facebook. That’s an enormous figure.

Full Story: Business Insider

This growth rate represented the seventh consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates.

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: online, shopping, economic, trends,.

Paul Higgins: Fair point Tom but I believe that the detailed data provided and the perspective compared to today are important. We would certainly not recommend that people take a post on face value if they are going to use the data or information to form an informed opinion or take some sort of action. Having said that it is clear to me now that we should have noted the dates when we posted - I will adjust the existing post. Thanks for commenting

Also: The data tables that you linked to have a release date of 15th Dec 2010, well after the date of this post so maybe they have been revised? Either way this highlights the value of delving into the data and cross referencing to form proper conclusions. 

tomolesnevich:

Dunno if this is relevant anymore. It was originally posted in 2010 using data from 2008…

That, and all of the data appears to be incorrect. I took a look at the source data, here, per the original post, here. Judging from table 11s1055, none of the presented data is correct.

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

emergentfutures:

 

Online Vs In Store – The Future of Shopping

We all purchase things online – well most of us. This infographic has taken data from the US Census bureau and displayed it in this easy to read format.

Full Story: Idea Visualisation

Posted at 5:59am and tagged with: data, online, shopping, visualisation,.

Paul Higgins: Fair point Tom but I believe that the detailed data provided and the perspective compared to today are important. We would certainly not recommend that people take a post on face value if they are going to use the data or information to form an informed opinion or take some sort of action. Having said that it is clear to me now that we should have noted the dates when we posted - I will adjust the existing post. Thanks for commenting
Also: The data tables that you linked to have a release date of 15th Dec 2010, well after the date of this post so maybe they have been revised? Either way this highlights the value of delving into the data and cross referencing to form proper conclusions. 
tomolesnevich:

Dunno if this is relevant anymore. It was originally posted in 2010 using data from 2008…
That, and all of the data appears to be incorrect. I took a look at the source data, here, per the original post, here. Judging from table 11s1055, none of the presented data is correct.
Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
emergentfutures:

 
Online Vs In Store – The Future of Shopping
We all purchase things online – well most of us. This infographic has taken data from the US Census bureau and displayed it in this easy to read format.
Full Story: Idea Visualisation