How Social Media Data Drives Market Trend Analysis


Market trend analysis is an indispensable tool for companies these days. Social media gives analysts access to data that might otherwise be tough to collect. Rapidly changing business conditions require deep insight, and a market trend analysis report is a critical tool.

Socialization on the verge of Web 3.0: Social computing


Social computing is a branch of computer science that studies how people interact with computers and computational systems. Computing is inherently a social activity.


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The next big social network trend? Shortform audio

The Verge

This, to multiple founders and investors, is the future of audio: shortform recordings that are social, shareable, and thought-provoking, or, at a bare minimum, make you want to listen and say something. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Today show: Social media and technology trends for 2012

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I appeared on the Australia national breakfast program Today , talking about what we can expect in social media and technology in 2012. You can see the clip below, or on the Today Show Video page , under the title Social Trends for 2012. Social media Social networks Social trends Technology trends

How pandemic socialization trends have accelerated the move into virtual spaces

Venture Beast

In "Breaking the Fourth Wall," panelists talk about how pandemic socialization trends are leading the charge into the metaverse. Read More.

3 B2C Social Engagement Trends to Watch

IT Toolbox

B2C purchases are highly influenced by social media. Whether it's Facebook or Foursquare, Tumblr or Twitter, you need a social engagement strategy that targets more consumers and provides you with a huge return on your investment. Here are three of the hottest social engagement trends for B2C this summer. Create a Cross-Platform Social Engagement Strategy.

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Building the data commons for health, social media, and more…

Trends in the Living Networks

A little while ago I was interviewed by Don McPherson for his 12 Geniuses podcast series on The Future of Social Media. We covered a lot of territory, starting with the history of social media through to today and beyond. I observed: Social media are a commons.

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Meta's Trying to Blame TikTok for Popularizing Its Own Poisonous User Trends

GizModo VR

Meta allegedly has a new preferred strategy for dealing with its social media competitors: If you can’t beat them, smear them! Read more.

Technologies and trends shaping a 'buy anywhere' future

TM Forum

iQmetrix conducted a survey of telecom retail professionals across North America to gain insights into these trends and predictions for what’s to come. The results of the iQmetrix 2021 Trends in Telecom Retail survey were extremely revealing.

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New! 2012+ Trends Map

Trends in the Living Networks

Richard is very well-known for his Trend Blend annual series of maps ( here are the 2007-2010 trend maps ). Our Trend Blend 2007+ map based on the London subway map spawned an entire genre of trend maps based on city train lines. Here is Richard’s Trend Map for 2012, once again breaking new ground in communicating trends and ideas. design Future of business Social trends Technology trends

AI tipped as top tech trend of next decade

Computer Weekly

In 2010, social, cloud, analytics and mobile were tipped as megatrends – now Gartner sees artificial intelligence as the emerging tech trend with the biggest potential

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2020 was the year of connected social games

Venture Beast

The gaming trend of the year is connected social games. Players relied on games to provide the crucial structure required for socialization. Read More.

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Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media


Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. Put another way, most people are unwilling to “stick their neck out” in social situations. The Pew project attempted to examine the truth behind claims that social media will actually expose individuals to more diverse sources of information and opinions, in a shift away from the spiral of silence. By Shannon Perry.

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Employers Must Navigate Social-Values-Based Branding With Care

Forrester Digital Transformation

Social Values, Employer Branding, And Econ 101 The role of social values in motivating consumer behavior is a topic that gets a lot of attention. Age of the Customer B2C Marketing Brand and Communications Chief Marketing Officer CMO Trends employee experience

The Tech Trends You’re Forgetting in 2020


Information Technology Blog - - The Tech Trends You’re Forgetting in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. For smart entrepreneurs, here are the often-overlooked technology trends that are still driving the growth of businesses in 2020. Social Media. Mobile Social Media Software

Top 143 Social Media Groups For MSPs, VARs, And Tech Channel Professionals

Forrester's Customer Insights

B2B Marketing B2B Research Channel Marketing Channel Partners Channel Sales Chief Marketing Officer digital marketing trends marketing annual planning marketing strategy social marketing social mediaThe channel is very large, highly diverse, and incredibly decentralized.

PlantLife Is the Purest Social Platform I've Ever Tried

GizModo VR

I’m not a fan of most major social platforms. Reddit’s always been too militaristic about free speech for my taste; TikTok is full of stomach-churning viral trends, Twitter’s riddled with hate speech , and Facebook is, well, Facebook.

How to jump on TikTok trends

The Verge

One of the easiest ways to make your videos more entertaining and to potentially get more views is to jump on trends. The way the TikTok algorithm is designed, it rewards videos that use certain trending sounds, effects, or hashtags. Identify trends. Use a trending feature.

The big performance marketing shakeup of 2021, and the trends for 2022 (VB Live)

Venture Beast

Get the most important trends in ecommerce performance marketing when you join this VB Live event. Read More.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Trends in the Living Networks

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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The opportunity for social capital and mutual aid to define how we emerge from this crisis

Trends in the Living Networks

One of our topics of conversation was social capital. This spontaneous, self-organized reaction is sometimes called mutual aid, and the capacity for people to enlist their peers in mutual aid without formal institutions such as laws and contracts is sometimes called social capital.

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Looking forward to 2100 on offices, robotics, education, social media, urbanization…

Trends in the Living Networks

On social media. With the rapid change of the social media landscape, will we even use such applications in 80 years? Well it’s whether we use the word social media or not.

Future of Retail: 10 powerful trends and 1 meta-trend

Trends in the Living Networks

The report covers 10 major trends: 1. Much of this points to what I see as the dominant meta-trend in retail: the merging of online and in-store buying. Future of business Mobile Social media Technology trendsI have just come across this – an excellent resource from PSFK on the Future of Retail. PSFK presents Future of Retail report. View more presentations from PSFK. World as retail experience. Pre-view shopping. Tablet enabled services. Selling the ideal.

The self-perpetuating social feedback loops in AI-based predictive policing could stop social evolution

Trends in the Living Networks

In the past decade, government officials have embraced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) as a means of depoliticizing state violence and reasserting the legitimacy of the carceral state, often amid significant social upheaval.

5 SEO Trends You Need to Consider Using in 2020


Information Technology Blog - - 5 SEO Trends You Need to Consider Using in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. If you want to stay ahead of the game, boost your rankings and increase your market share, take a look at the top five SEO trends you need to be using in 2020.

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How AI could block the massive economic and social opportunity to tap hidden talent

Trends in the Living Networks

‘Hidden workers’ – those unemployed or underemployed seeking work who are not visible because of companies’ hiring processes – are a massive lost opportunity to society as well as business.

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CRM Gets Social

IT Toolbox

They will frequently check their social media accounts to find out what is trending, and make decisions based on what they have read. It's pretty safe to say that, these days, most people under a certain age live their lives online. Sometimes they will even contribute to online discussions, voicing opinions on their likes and dislikes. Putting all that information out there has its advantages. Businesses

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Top Email Marketing Trends for 2019


Information Technology Blog - - Top Email Marketing Trends for 2019 - Information Technology Blog. We invite you to know the trends in Email Marketing for 2019 and to start planning your actions taking into account what seems to be the backbone of success. Email marketing and social networks. 72% of respondents prefer to receive offers by mail, while 17% consider social networks more convenient. Email Marketing trends 2019: Segmentation and Automation.

The 'Devious Licks' TikTok Trend Is Getting Teens Arrested

GizModo VR

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Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Trends in the Living Networks

Following ones on Big Data , the future of privacy , and the future of Switzerland , here is our conversation on Key future trends. After discussing some of the major trends, we go on to discuss our own preferred futures. Trends and implications that we raise and discuss in the video include: * We will be more connected in every way. * The central social trend is that of increased expectations: of opportunity, education, information, freedom, quality, services.

What Google’s trending searches say about America in 2021


Pete Davidson and GameStop both topped Google’s trending searches this year. Each year, Google puts out lists of top trending searches in the United States, giving readers a tantalizing view into America’s collective id. Generational divides and TikTok trends.

Trend map for 2010 and out to 2050

Trends in the Living Networks

For the last few years Richard Watson of NowandNext has created annual trend maps based on city subway maps. For the previous three trend maps (shown at the bottom) I collaborated with Richard and we co-branded them with Future Exploration Network, however time pressures this year meant that I haven't directly contributed to the 2010 map. It is still as rich and glorious as ever - spend some time delving into the trends ahead! MEGATRENDS OF THE TREND MAP.

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The future of social media: Almost all commerce will become social

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this month Air New Zealand ran its second Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, with close to 1,000 people coming to see Teddy Goff , the Digital Director of Obama’s campaign, and myself speak. The number of attendees had increased since Randy Zuckerberg spoke at the first Social Media Breakfast last July, and now Air New Zealand intends to run the event regularly through this year. One of the excerpts shown from my keynote was on the rise of social commerce.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Trends in the Living Networks

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site. While 97% of people access social networks from computers, 37% access them from mobile phones and a cumulative 6% from iPads, e-readers, and handheld music players.

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Trends in the Living Networks

Last year I covered some of Ofcom’s report on key trends on communication and media usage. Mobile phones are most used for social networking in UK and Australia, in both cases at the expense of desktops. Overall UK and Australia lead in mobile use of social networking. Future of media Social media Social trends Technology trends

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Promoting alcohol on social media: where do we draw the line?

Trends in the Living Networks

Last Friday I was interviewed for a segment on ABC 7pm News about alcohol advertising on social media. The piece begins: There are concerns alcohol companies may be turning to the colourful world of social media to promote drinks to minors. There are already widespread limits on alcohol advertising for traditional media like television, but on social media it thrives. The piece goes on: Social media analyst Ross Dawson agrees.

Google Search Trends and Other Trending Searches


Billions of searches are conducted each day on popular search engines and social networking websites by people all around the world. A number of major search engines provide a way to glimpse into the web’s query stream to discover the most popular search trends, keywords, and topics. Google Trends. Google Trends allows you to tap into Google’s database of searches, to determine which keywords are most popular. Offers a list of what is trending now in Hot Searches.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Trends in the Living Networks

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that. CIA’s investment arm In-Q-Tel has invested in FMS to access tools that use SNA and has invested in social network monitoring company Visible Technologies , among other related companies. Government Social networks Social trends Uncategorized

Stop Shaming Vaccinated People for Socializing

GizModo VR

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Seattle startup raises $14M to fuel ambitious plan for a social network built on the blockchain


The new Seattle-based startup riding all the latest tech trends recently raised $14 million to pursue an ambitious plan for a blockchain-based social network. There are a variety of startups building a social network using blockchain technology.

Social Media Ads: What Is The Cost Of Advertising On Twitter?


Information Technology Blog - - Social Media Ads: What Is The Cost Of Advertising On Twitter? Twitter is one of the most popular social media channels today, and is also one of the primary means of communication, especially of millennials. Promoted Trends.

Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives. This happens to be highly aligned with my perspective that increased expectations are at the heart of social change, as expressed in my Transformation of Business framework. Overwhelmingly organizations are adopting online, mobile, and social media simply because their customers expect the value and convenience of these channels.

Predictions for enterprise social software and social network analysis

Trends in the Living Networks

Gartner has released five interesting predictions for social software. By 2014, social networking services will replace e-mail as the primary vehicle for interpersonal communications for 20 percent of business users. I’ve long believed that shifting communication out of email was one of the main ways that social media would be valuable, as for example expressed in my 2005 white paper How Collaborative Technologies are Transforming Financial Services.