The World of Online Music [infographic]

The decline in music sales is represented in real life, where lots of record shops, from megastores, to tiny places, are continuously shutting down.

Yesterday I get in a bar to have a coffee, right where there has been for more than 20 years, the most important record shop of my town. The owner remained the same: now he sells coffees and lunches instead of cds and vinyls. He told me the market was going down since 2005.
I was astonished in finding that a beautiful place of music (where I worked for a period) turned into a café.

ifttt: Put the internet to work for you

I came across to this new web platform launched last september in San Francisco. It simply gathered lots of tasks you can activate to connect your social network profiles, or get instant alerts through sms and email of different thing that are happening on the web. For example you can save all your Instagram photos to Dropbox, or, every time you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, it will be sent to Dropbox. You can also transform Twitter direct messages in sms or make a task that if rain tomorrow then SMS me”. The website is clever, clean and very easy to use for everyone. It’s good if you want to automatically activate tasks to all your profiles, not only for duplicating status updates: backing up pics on Dropbox is awesome and really useful for me. Try it here.

Social Media & Christmas gift purchases

Social media experience and interactions between customers and brands, drive the holiday gift purchases.
36% of people  are more likely to buy something from a brand that has a social media presence, more than brands that do not. Another interesting point is that 52% of consumers are willing to pay more for brands they trust more.

What’s your behaviour when shoopping in these holiday season?

The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web

A recent research by Nielsen, shows the fastest grow of mobile penetration (in U.S.) and the video consumption on both Featurephones and Smartphones.

If your your website isn’t yet tailored for mobile devices, well, it’s definitely time to refresh it.

Key findings :

- The majority of 25-34 and 18-24 year olds now own smartphones (64% and 53% respectively)

- The majority of smartphone owners (62%) have downloaded apps on their devices and games are the top application category used in the past 30 days

- The number of smartphone subscribers using the mobile Internet has grown 45 percent since 2010 - 87 percent of app downloaders (those who have downloaded an app in the past 30 days) have used deal-of-the-day websites like Groupon or Living Social - Younger groups text the most. In Q3, teens 13-17 sent and received the most text messages (an average of 3,417 each month) [via Nielsen]

Twitter Head Animation

Twitter Head from Geoill on Vimeo.

Project Details:

The animated infographic called Twitter Head is a fun design that visually displays information about Twitter.

TwitterHead is the second of a series of information graphics about social media and technology by Geoill LLC.

Twitter Head is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License so it is available for people to publish on to their sites.

The sources of information is from wikipedia.org and pewinternet.org.

CNN Ecosphere: plant your thoughts on a Twitter tree

CNN Ecosphere is a proeject that involves everyone who wants to say something about “climate change”.
The process is simple: you can “plant” your thought on a virtual tree using Twitter with this tag #COP17. During the  COP17 Conference on Climate Change" in Durban (28 November - 9 December 2011), all the tweets will be planted as trees all over the globe, to create a connection of thoughts about the climate topic.

Join the discussion now (#COP17)

Pay a blogger day #payablogger

Pay a blogger day (#payablogger) is a campaign aiming at get the most value out of any blogger out there. Blogger aren’t usually paid for writing interesting things, so why don’t give something back to them, if you’re pleased in reading their (mine!) articles?

Want to get involved? Start here with some suggestions for giving back to blogger.

Hurry it’s only for today November 29th 2011!

Internet Trends 2011 by Mary Meeker

A very interesting insight about the status of the web presented at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
KPCB Internet Trends (2011)