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Altimeter’s Four Disruption Themes for Business | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
Curve ball
32 Innovations to change your tomorrow
Top 50 websites of 2011, according to Time
"Authentic subcultures required backwaters, and time, and there are no more backwaters."
William Gibson, All Tomorrow’s Parties (1999)
What apps do European download the most?

Researchers predict the time lag between novelty and utter hatred (of seeing something new on the web) is likely to narrow further as technological advancements continue to increase and expand social connectedness online.

We project that by 2018, the gap between liking something new and wishing yourself dead rather than hearing it again will be down to 60 seconds,” Levinson said. “And by 2023, enjoyment and abhorrence will occur simultaneously, the two emotions effectively canceling each other out and leaving one feeling nothing whatsoever.

"I can’t fucking wait," he added.


I love/ hate The Onion!


Print 2.0 Redefining the craft

Dr. Amy Smith is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where she runs the Development Lab, or D-Lab, a lab organized around simple and cheap engineering solutions for the developing world.

Among the rules of thumb she offers for building in that environment is this:

“If you want something to be 10 times cheaper, take out 90% of the materials.”
Making media is like that now except, for “materials”, substitute “labor.”

Clay Shirky’s blog
Razorfish's 2010 report
Most Contagious 2010
why Starbucks may just be in for 'a second wind'
Getting Out and About
These Trendwatching examples indicate that social media online is fuelling real world socialising contrary to popular belief.  Thanks to social media and mobile applications people are increasingly using telecommunications tools to access social experiences easily and conveniently.
Read more on this trend here. This article includes a useful list of mobile location-based social tools and applications.
Chocolate = Joy = Play = Cadbury's latest activation
Hunter Gatherers of the internet