Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Infographic: Expert Driving Techniques

Created by iMingle Car Insurance

In case that link doesn't work click http://blog.imingle.com/2011/05/expert-driving-techniques-that-could-save-your-life-2/.

Social Media Tech Bubble

This is going to be my 2nd post about what people think is going to be the 2nd dotcom bubble. Here's my other post on it which includes a link to an article and an infographic. This infographic is much clearer though.

Based on this it does really seem that these site are way over valued.

Taken from Mashable.com.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Here's an interesting article from hbr.org. But what I found more interesting was one of the comments which quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson's definition of a life well spent:

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pinoys rank high in social media usage - survey (From Philstar.com)

MANILA, Philippines -  The largest ever international research into people’s online activities and behavior showed Filipinos as one of the frontrunners in social media despite lower online usage and engagement compared to global levels.

Covering 46 countries and 90 percent of the world’s online population, the Digital Life 2011 survey was conducted by TNS, the world’s biggest custom research company.

Meanwhile, in a parallel study called Mobile Life 2011, it was shown that the Philippine mobile phonemarket differs from its global counterparts. Approximately 30 percent of Metro Manila respondents consider content and applications (11 percent) as an important motivator for future mobile phone purchase. This ranks fourth after network provider (15 percent), handset brand (14 percent) and handset model (13 percent), with the top three considerations deemed most important by more than half of those interviewed.

Leading mobile application activities in the country include music (79 percent), games (55 percent), videos and pictures (54 percent), and social networking (53 percent).

The Digital Life study showed that globally, people who have online access have digital sources as their number one media channel. Around 61 percent of online users use the Internet daily against 54 percent for television, 36 percent for radio, and 32 percent for newspapers.

Infographic: The Cost of Social Commerce

Taken from SocialCommerceToday.com.

Jack Black YouTube Epicness!! You got to see it to believe it!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Ten Nations Where Facebook Rules The Internet

Based on this article the Philippines is now the "Social Networking Capital in World". Facebook has about 93% penetration of the 29% of the Filipinos who are online. We used to be the text capital of the world, not sure but I think we were overtook by Indonesia. I think it's due to the sheer number of their population though.

Here's the stats based on the article from 247WallStreet.com:

1. Philippines
> Facebook: 93.9%
> Twitter: 16.1%
> LinkedIn: 1.9%
> Internet Use: 29.7%
Social network penetration is incredibly high in the Philippines, reaching 95%.  Facebook is the country’s most popular website, more so than Google, and has a penetration rate of 93.9%.  The Philippines is also the eighth most popular country for Twitter use on a global scale, with a penetration rate of 16.1%.  The popularity of photo sharing has increased by 46% in the country in one year, largely due to Facebook.  Social networking is so popular among Filipinos, the country has been nicknamed “The Social Networking Capital of the World.”

Infographic: Making Sense of Dreams

Taken from BitRebels.com.

Virgin Australia: Now Your Flying

I just really like whatever Richard Branson is doing and I love the Virgin brand.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

TED Talks: Jonathan Harris collects stories

Here's an interesting talk about a person who likes collect stories. I believe that each person has an interesting story to tell and he proves my point.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Deepest Fear (from Coach Carter)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 

Video Infographic: Eat, Drink and Be Thrifty (US Stats)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Article References

1. 5 Best Practices for Travel Tourism Brand on Facebook from Mashable.com
2. 5 Valuable Online Communities for Freelancers from Mashable.com
3. Can We Just Be Real in Business (Personal Branding) from BigfishMarketing.com
4. Neil Patel's Guide to Closing Big Deals from QuickSprout.com
5. 100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach You Anything from RatedColleges.com
6. Infographic: Top Reasons Women Go Online from yadvertisingblog.com
7. How Converse Became the Biggest Little Sneaker Brand on Facebook from Mashable.com
8. Why Small Risks May Yield Better Returns for Startups from Mashable.com
9. 10 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Try from QuickSprout.com
10. Five Social Media Mistakes that Suck from SixRevisions.com
11. The 29 Most Valuable Brands in the World from BusinessInsider.com
12. 21 Best SEO Blogs to Improve Your Page Rank from SmashingHut.com
13. 6 Small Business Websites to Learn From from OpenForum.com
14. 7 Resources for Startup Investment Opportunities from Mashable.com
15. 5 Strategies in Maximizing Your Website's Conversion Rate from Mashable.com
16. Who to Trust with Your Social Media Marketing from Technorati.com

MTV 2011 (Brazil) - Pop Motion Video

Infographic: Facebook and College Admission

Reading students like an open facebook, or how social media is reshaping college admissions
Courtesy of: Schools.com

This serves as a warning not only to students but professionals as well. We all better watch what we place in our social networks - recruiters, potential clients, business partners, etc are watching.