Archive for February, 2012

Mobile Social Networking

According to Comscore’s 2012 Mobile Future In Focus report 64.2 million U.S. smartphone users and 48.4 million EU5 smartphone users accessed social networking sites or blogs on their mobile devices at least once in December 2011, with more than half of these mobile social networking

mediafuturist: Nice illustration of how meaningful SOPA would be:) Source: Ars. Picture: Aurich Lawson Related articles SOPA and PIPA both shelved for now. (arstechnica.com)

greenfuturist: This illustration is taken from Al Gore’s Our Choice book (or rather, app, as I am reading it on the iPad), and really made me think about how much we are taking for granted when it’s about natural resources, and how much we are

LinkedIn Connect Fail Syndrome

Link: LinkedIn Connect Fail Syndrome marksbirch: I get my fair number of connection requests across the Internet, particularly from LinkedIn. I would have dumped LinkedIn a long time ago, but it actually has been a decent way to keep track of what people are doing

it’s more important to know when to detect chaos than predict things. ‘Chaospotting’ is a valuable skill. It’s the next Trendspotting. — Ale Lariu (@alelariu) February 22, 2012

Broadband Futures and the Future of ICT: Futurist and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard (by gleonhard)

Khoi Vinh on The Future Of News

5 Minutes on The Verge: Khoi Vinh Q: How should media publishers deal with the fact that readers are increasingly getting news, links, and more from a range of sources filtered through social networks? Is anyone doing it particularly well? Vinh: I think news organizations

The Future Of News via Time for Chicago Ideas Week Ayman Mohyeldin, Joe McGinniss, James Warren, Evan Ratliff, Kara Swisher, Richard Stengel Most impressed with Swisher’s recounting of being the first (only, at the time) at the Wall Street Journal, first up in the video.

A London billboard has a camera that can determine the  sex of those looking at it, and, in this case, only shows a 40-second video to females. Males are shown a link to the advertiser’s website. (via Face-Recognizing Billboard Only Displays Ad To Women |

Anthonia Akitunde via Fast Company Nike Unveils Its Big New Paradigm: Shoes Knit Like Socks The new Flyknit shoe was the product of four years of R&D, which yielded new machines for a fabrication technique that never existed before. Although it seems like just another