The folks over at Sortable have created this visual guide to the upcoming show which includes a fun look back at CESes past.
When the mobile phone debuted decades ago, it was a device primarily used by police, taxi drivers and truckers or the wealthiest in business. Today, cell phones are so pervasive that you cannot walk five steps without seeing a person talking or texting. Better yet the devices have more capabilities and at a fraction of the cost of the phone of yesterday. Today's mobile phone have talking, texting, web, gaming and video capabilities. And the good news is you don't have to break the bank for your mobile devices.
We know that Wikipedia gets additions, edits, and deletions all of the time, but without a visualization we just have to assume that’s the case. With Wikistream, we can see exactly what’s happening on Wikipedia in real-time. The background image on the page updates randomly, and sometimes the stream goes so fast it’s impossible to even see what’s going on. It uses node.js, socket.io and redis to sit in the wikimedia IRC chat rooms (where updates are published), and makes them available on the Web in realtime. You don’t really have an idea of how much content gets tweaked on WikipediaRead More
Chances are you had to look something up recently, so you Googled it. As simple as that may seem, some argue Google is changing the way we think and remember. Why does this happen? How does it impact the brain? Google has definitely made our lives so easy. Information that would need days to gather referring books are now just a single click away. But like every medicine having some side effects, does dependency on Google also have some side effects? Find out: via
In 2011 ringtones seems like a distant memory. You probably haven't downloaded one in years, and the idea of having a hit radio song play every time your phone rings makes you shudder with embarrassment. Yet ringtones are, some how far from dead. Somewhere out there, millions of people are still buying ringtones like it's 2005. This Music Production School infographic takes a look at the still-kicking ringtone ecosystem. Not surprisingly, the ringtone industry has been in decline since 2006, when it totaled about $4.5 billion in global sales. Some predict it will be extinct by 2016. via
Familiar is Ray Fortna, Mike Bohlander, Josh Hepfer and Marcus Womack, has an incredibly simple yet compelling value proposition, namely that billions of screens worth of untapped real estate are worth taking advantage of. Familiar is basically a socially programmed screensaver which allows you to share and display photos with contacts you select through Facebook and via email. In the beta version, all photos you upload to Familiar will turn into a collective screensaver for the people you’ve connected with, combining with photos that other users have shared in Familiar’s ‘The Shuffle’ function. To share photos, you can either dragRead More
How do Chinese connect online? On their own series of social networks, mimicking several blocked foreign counterparts. Renren and Kaixin001 fill Facebook’s void. Sina Weibo is the microblog of choice in Twitter’s absence. Youku is a video hosting platform, which only loosely enforces copyright laws; think of it as a YouTube-meets-Hulu, because many popular TV shows and movies are posted freely. Jiepang is the most popular location-based mobile app, with Foursquare-style checkins. This infographic, created by G+ (not to be confused with Google+), takes a look at China’s answer to social networking. Of the country’s half billion Internet users, half ofRead More
RadiumOne, an online ad network that aims to combine social and intent data to serve ads, is taking on the likes of ShareThis, AddThis and other social sharing platforms today with the launch of Po.st. Po.st allows user to share content via Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, email, and other destinations. Po.st also provides publishers with new revenue opportunities and comprehensive analytics tools designed to drive higher engagement and lower customer acquisition costs. In addition to integrating a full suite of social sharing extensions, Po.st has built in a proprietary copy/paste function as well as a customized URL shortener. Copy and pasteRead More
Proliphiq is social media search tool that lets people see who is credible in the areas that interest them. Proliphiq is a social media discovery tool that helps you find the most credible contributors within the topics that interest you. The search tool filters social media clutter by aggregating profiles that are most relevant to your search topics and finding the best contributors based on personality, level of engagement and credibility. To begin, users have to log in either using Facebook or Twitter accounts on Proliphiq’s website. They search for topics that interest them, and Proliphiq will provide a visual, intuitiveRead More