Social networks flooded with tributes to Nelson Mandela
Former South African president and global inspiration Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, aged 95. #RIPNelsonMandela was the number one trending topic on Twitter on Friday, while #Madiba made the top ten; many mourners chose to celebrate both the man and his remarkable legacy by remembering his words, and created the #NelsonMandelaQuotes hashtag: Read more
The digital world took a number of very intriguing, if often unforeseen turns in 2013 and more of the same should be expected in the coming 12 months. The only certainty in life is change and we can anticipate plenty more of the expected and unexpected in 2014. So, let’s take a look at some of our predictions. Read more
Evernote’s an amazing app, allowing you to manage every little thing in one place, on the cloud – we love it.
We do admit that it does take a little getting used to, however once you’re disciplined and spend a little time using it, it becomes second nature. Of course, being the greedy sods we are, we wanted to get more from Evernote and here are ways to get more from it. Read more
As marketers, or even just people that own websites, there are so many metrics to keep an eye on. Of course, metrics are incredibly important. How else would we ever know what was working and what wasn’t working? However, the problem with them is that people tend to focus on the wrong ones time and time again, causing people to see failure where there’s no failure and conversely, success where things are going badly. Read more
The Japanese Government May Have Found A Cure For Internet Addiction
The Japanese Ministry of Education has come up with a rather extreme approach to treating internet addiction in teenagers; “fasting camps”. These will take the form of “outdoor learning centres” without access to wifi, where participants will be encouraged to engage with others through games and sports. Read more
Pinterest Unveils Trip Planning Feature
Ben Silbermann, CEO of the visually focused network Pinterest, unveiled a series of new tools at a press event in San Francisco this week. Known as “Place Pins”, these new tools allow Pinterest users (or “pinners” if you’re feeling colloquial) to explore locations, and plan trips by creating location-based pinboards.
The smartphone-based version will also enable users to keep track of these locations while they are travelling, thanks to technology from Foursquare and Mapbox. And while there are no monetisation plans attached to the new function at present, it is highly likely that Pinterest will help local businesses promote themselves by linking them to place pins.