Archive for January, 2010

90 trillion emails, 30 billion photo uploads to Facebook, 1.73 billion internet users, 234 million websites, 187 million domain names, 126 million blogs. Yes, the numbers behind digital activity in 2009 are simply astounding. Throw in 1 billion video downloads each day on YouTube for good measure and you start to wonder if people have […]


A new report from RJMetrics has indicated 83% of Twitter accounts were inactive in December 2009. While Twitter is still attracting around 6.2 million new users each month, the report also found that 80% of Twitter users had Tweeted fewer than 10 times. Let’s hope the inactive accounts belong to those who only Tweet the […]


Ortery have launched a new tool for businesses that wish to record showcase photo-animations of their products being displayed and rotated from different angles. The machine is called the Photosimile. The system creates movies in flash, GIF or Silverlight formats; with 72 pictures per 360-degree rotation, from zero through to 90 degrees. At around US$17,000, […]


Quick someone, invent a UV lamp that plugs into a USB or your X-box. Video games are being blamed for a rise in Rickets (Vitamin D deficiency) in the UK. Read more: HERE While the rise in myopia in the eyesight of kids has been proven to relate to the decrease in natural daylight they […]


My client has announced that they have now sold over 100,000 iPhones in the first 8 days since their launch on the network in the U.K. Read more: HERE


Rudy De Waele has trawled through the topic of Mobile Trends to capture the views of a number of consultants and commentators. Read his presentation on Slideshare: HERE His blog, m-trends, is: HERE


Today the UK is crisper than a tube of Pringles. There’s a great satellite photo in the press, copied : HERE



3 examples from recent discussions Hermès Tokyo: Hugo Boss, Black Magic, London: Louis Vuitton, New York:


Joker quote

05Jan10

I’ve been dipping into a book on Behavioural Economics and Human Motivation called Exotic Preferences (edited by George Loewenstein, published by Oxford University Press). It’s a heavy tomb, but I’m hoping some the quotes it contains may make it worth the search. Reading it today reminded me of the line Heath Ledger says, as Joker, […]


Another great Ted Talk. VS Ramachandran discusses how neurons help people empathise by copying each other. Ted Talk: HERE


This story is interesting as a PR stunt, as well as a bizarre piece of brand protection. BeautifulPeople.com is an online dating agency that claims to only allow the most attractive members. The service claims to have expelled 5,000 of its members for putting on weight over the recent Christmas/New Year festivities. The quote from […]


Interesting trivia list from Adam Woods in Revolution Magazine. Link: HERE 1. The Arpanet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) launched in 1969 as a forerunner to the web. 2. The Arpanet was devised as a response to the Russian launch of the Sputnik in 1957. 3. UCLA programmer Charley Kline sent the first electronic message, […]



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