Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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futuresagency:

From Stowe Boyd’s blog: “The industrial influence in business management and theory is profound. In essence, for the past hundred years business has been objectified as a machine, divided into various components, like a clock or an electric generator. Components are composed of subcomponents,…

Posted at 2:10pm and tagged with: Business Process, Knowledge Management, Stowe Boyd, social networking, work, networks,.

Napkin Labs Turns IDEO’s Innovation Process Into Web Apps For All


An off-the-shelf crowdsourcing platform will let companies create “challenges” to gather insight, and guide users with a series of design-focused exercises

Full Story: FastCompany

Posted at 2:12pm and tagged with: design, applications, social networking, innovation, tech, technology,.

thenextweb:

Flickr hits 6 billion total photos, but Facebook does that every 2 months 

Popular photo-sharing website Flickr announced on Thursday that it had surpassed the 6 billion photos, reaching the milestone in just under seven and a half years. Flickr says that over the last five years, uploads have increased 20% year-over-year, a respectable growth rate. The company is quick to point out that its tagging, camera data, groups, comments and favourites make the photo sharing website unique, perhaps in light of its small footprint compared to other photo sharing websites. In comparison, Facebook counted 10 billion uploads by October 2008, around four years after it launched, surpassing 60 billion uploads in February 2011. A Facebook spokesperson told us today that the company is facilitating 100 million photo uploads a day, meaning that it can easily amass the same amount as Flickr’s total photo uploads in just two months. The same February report put Photobucket at 8 billion uploads and Google’s Picasa service at 7 billion photos, with Flickr trailing slightly with 5 billion images hosted on its service. With Google amalgamating elements of its Picasa service into Google , its new social network currently in limited beta, Google’s share of the market is expected to increase dramatically in the coming months, with it already counting 20 million users worldwide. (via Flickr hits 6 billion total photos; Facebook does that every 2 months)

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: social networking, trends,.

thenextweb:

Flickr hits 6 billion total photos, but Facebook does that every 2 months 
Popular photo-sharing website Flickr announced on Thursday that it had surpassed the 6 billion photos, reaching the milestone in just under seven and a half years. Flickr says that over the last five years, uploads have increased 20% year-over-year, a respectable growth rate. The company is quick to point out that its tagging, camera data, groups, comments and favourites make the photo sharing website unique, perhaps in light of its small footprint compared to other photo sharing websites. In comparison, Facebook counted 10 billion uploads by October 2008, around four years after it launched, surpassing 60 billion uploads in February 2011. A Facebook spokesperson told us today that the company is facilitating 100 million photo uploads a day, meaning that it can easily amass the same amount as Flickr’s total photo uploads in just two months. The same February report put Photobucket at 8 billion uploads and Google’s Picasa service at 7 billion photos, with Flickr trailing slightly with 5 billion images hosted on its service. With Google amalgamating elements of its Picasa service into Google , its new social network currently in limited beta, Google’s share of the market is expected to increase dramatically in the coming months, with it already counting 20 million users worldwide. (via Flickr hits 6 billion total photos; Facebook does that every 2 months)

stoweboyd:

Sarah Kessler, How The World Uses Social Networks

Social networks in every country might live on the same Internet, but that doesn’t prevent differences in online customs and culture from developing along geographic borders.

Ongoing market research service Global Web Index has mapped these differences in the infographic above (click it to enlarge).

The research, run by London-based consultancy Trendstream, has conducted six waves of surveys about global consumer adoption of the Internet and social media in 36 markets. It used data from its February 2011 surveys of between 750 and 2,000 online users in each market to define three behavior types: messagers, groupers and content sharers.

In some countries, many of them Asian, most people were focused on content sharing. Others, like the UK and Canada, had more people who put a greater emphasis on sending messages.

Trendstream also used data from the survey to map social network penetration in each country that it surveyed.

(via Kenyatta)

Global Web Index has created a Lite Tool that allows you to fool with the data:

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: social networking, social media, tech, technology, visualisation,.

stoweboyd:


Sarah Kessler, How The World Uses Social Networks
Social networks in every country might live on the same Internet, but  that doesn’t prevent differences in online customs and culture from  developing along geographic borders.
Ongoing market research service Global Web Index has mapped these differences in the infographic above (click it to enlarge).
The research, run by London-based consultancy Trendstream,  has conducted six waves of surveys about global consumer adoption of  the Internet and social media in 36 markets. It used data from its  February 2011 surveys of between 750 and 2,000 online users in each  market to define three behavior types: messagers, groupers and content  sharers.
In some countries, many of them Asian, most people were  focused on content sharing. Others, like the UK and Canada, had more  people who put a greater emphasis on sending messages.

Trendstream also used data from the survey to map social network penetration in each country that it surveyed.
(via Kenyatta)
Global Web Index has created a Lite Tool that allows you to fool with the data:

Pew Report on Social Networking

Paul Higgins: Interesting shifts in the percentage of people using social networks and the age profile Including (my emphasis in bold italics):

"In this Pew Internet sample, 79% of American adults said they used the internet and nearly half of adults (47%), or 59% of internet users, say they use at least one of SNS. This is close to double the 26% of adults (34% of internet users) who used a SNS in 2008. Among other things, this means the average age of adult-SNS users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010.  Over half of all adult SNS users are now over the age of 35. Some 56% of SNS users now are female.”

You can download the report at 

http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=85899360898

Posted at 10:48am and tagged with: tech, technology, social networking, trends,.

smarterplanet:

Think those young workers, fresh out of college, all shiny and idealistic are driving the use of social networking at your company?

Well, think again.

The youngest workers in the office aren’t the driving force behind social networking in the enterprise. It’s Generation X - people between 29 and 49 - who are taking to these new tools, according to a Forrester Consulting study.

And it’s not just Gen-Xers showing up the Generation Y-ers, who range from 15 to 28 years old, in the office. The report, which was sponsored by Citrix Systems, noted that after Gen X workers, Baby Boomers over 55 were the most likely to use social tools in the workplace.

Posted at 8:31am and tagged with: work, social networking,.

Social Networking On The Rise Worldwide, Content Creation Not So Much

Forrester Research claims adoption of social networking continues to rise across the globe, while other forms of social interactions, such as content creation, experienced no substantial growth in the past twelve months.

Posted at 11:06am and tagged with: social networking,.

Social Networking On The Rise Worldwide, Content Creation Not So Much

Forrester Research claims  adoption of social networking continues to rise across the globe, while  other forms of social interactions, such as content creation,  experienced no substantial growth in the past twelve months.