It’s a sign of the times. Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has purchased photo app Instagram for $1 billion. The 13-person team at Instagram has not been able to generate revenue but was able to build a strong base of 30 million users. Facebook has done poorly at developing their own mobile technology with the… Continue reading Silicon success hits Instagram as Facebook shells out $1 billion to buy it
Everyone is talking about Pinterest for business or Pinterest for marketing but what about Pinterest for education? Can the fastest-growing social network be used to help in schools rather than distract students as many of the other social networks have been accused of doing? That’s the concept of this infographic. Whether it’s for curating content… Continue reading 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest
In 2007, there was an emerging social media site that had a modest but growing userbase. It was designed to let users tell their friends and followers what they were doing at that moment regardless of how mundane or personal. The posts on it were comprised of over 90% unlinked statements or questions. It wasn’t… Continue reading The marketing zombies will take over Pinterest soon. They already are.
It’s hard to let a good thing die. Most people who do not have navigation in their vehicle or a portable GPS system at the very least use their smartphones to get them from point A to point B. The days of looking up a route and printing it out are behind us… or so… Continue reading MapQuest lives (despite every attempt to replace it with smartphones)
When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, he wanted to make a closed network for the elite at Harvard. Over time, he realized that by opening it up, he would be able to build something that cataloged the college experience for everyone. Eventually, it expanded outside of college but the roots were embedded in the entire college… Continue reading The college experience enhanced (or hampered) by social media
Statistics can be beautiful. They can point us in the right direction and tell us things about society that highlight good and bad, right and wrong. They can scare us, inspire us, or simply entertain us. This graphic should do a little of everything. Since 2008, internet traffic has more than doubled each year. Are… Continue reading Do you bow to your online masters?
Sometime in the near future you may see people walking around with eyeglasses on that only have a small lens visible at the top of one eye. They will be talking to seemingly nobody and possibly bumping into things while they update their Google+ profiles. They will be annoying to many of us the same… Continue reading Google’s Project Glass will be more annoying than bluetooth (until it’s accepted and mass-delivered)
The majority of people would say that the internet has enhanced our lives. It has given us access to more information than many dreamed of a couple of decades ago and we can get it more easily than most thought possible one decade ago. These opinions, however, may be influenced by the fact that the… Continue reading In the internet ruining our brains?
Late last week payment processor Global Payments revealed that MasterCard and Visa cardholders were at risk through a security flaw in their system. We now know that the cards affected in the breach processing system were only in North America but that the original estimates of tens of thousands of cards affected were grossly understated.… Continue reading As many as 1.5 million credit cards at risk through Global Payments hack
There has been a push to replace books in the educational arena for some time now. This push hasn’t been in Washington or school board meeting rooms even though they are happening there as well. The big push is happening in the minds of students who are growing increasingly tablet-savvy and almost “spoiled” to the… Continue reading When will iBooks become the norm in schools?