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What Do We Do Every “Internet Minute”?

21 Jan

Our Internet activity keeps on increasing. So what do we do online most often?

As Tech Spartan puts it:

“The Internet is a wonderful thing, a thing of knowledge and power but also a thing of beauty and inspiration. We are all a part of the Internet in one way or another, whether that is via our E-mails or our social media accounts. But what do we all actually do on the Internet? It’s an interesting question which we here at Tech Spartan aim to answer in this infographic looking at what happens in an Internet minute, comparing last year (2013) to this year’s (2014) latest statistics. Did you know that there are now 11.6% more Internet users now than 1 whole year ago?”

Take a look at this infographic from Tech Spartan.


The Best Marketing Books of 2014

31 Dec

To end the year of 2014 on an inspiring note, here are several “best marketing books” lists. How many of these books have you read? Why not add a couple of them to your list of New Year’s resolutions.

ALL the best in 2015! :-)


For Marketers: Big Data Marches Ahead

14 Nov

In what areas are big data having the biggest impact?

Check out research reported by eMarketer by clicking the chart.


Best Jobs for Young People: Marketing Manager is Number One!

8 Oct

Would it surprise you to learn that — according to Glassdoor – the number one job for young adults is marketing manager? :-)

As reported by Aaron Taube and Skye Gould for Business Insider:

“As young people determine who they’re going to be, one of the top concerns on everybody’s mind is finding a job that will make them happy. That’s why Glassdoor set out to determine the 10 best jobs for people in their 20s. To compile the list, Glassdoor looked at job reviews left on its site by employees between the ages of 20 and 29 over the past three years. In each of the reviews, employees rated their job satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very dissatisfied and 5 being very satisfied.”

“Twenty-somethings gave marketing manager an average satisfaction rating of 4.0, making it the top job for young professionals. Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski says its appeal lies in the way it gives young people the best of both worlds: a clear, defined career path alongside the opportunity to be creative in a collaborative environment.”

Take a look at the infographic prepared by Business Insider.


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Internet Security Threats: 2014

5 Oct

Symantec – which provides security, storage, and systems management solutions – has released its Internet Security Threat Report 2014, a comprehensive 98-page document:

“Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight™ Threat Management System, Symantec™ Managed Security Services, Norton™ consumer products, and other third-party data sources.”

Click the image to access a PDF file of the full report.
Internet Security 2014

Sources of Free Images for Social Media Use

20 Aug

If  you use social media, one issue that arises is whether it is legally OK to use an image (photo, etc.). The rules and intent differ in the use of images for personal, nonprofit, and corporate sites.

In any case, what needs to be well understood is that are a large of free images available for use on social media sites.

As Courtney Seitera writer, editor,  and former community journalist turned content marketer, notes at buffersocial:

“Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright — a protection that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch.”

Click on the image to discover more than FIFTY sources of free images from Seiter.


November 22, 1963: A November 22, 2013 Perspective

22 Nov

November 22, 1963

Most of us who were around when President Kennedy got shot can easily answer the question: “Where were you?” The events of that time are indelibly etched in our minds.

I was in high school then (yes, I’m giving away my age) and I still remember our principal’s announcement over the PA system: “President Kennedy has been shot. There are no other details. Please leave the building in an orderly fashion and get home safely.” The news after that was very sketchy. Remember, there was no cable TV, no Internet, no E-mail, no cell phones, etc. The one eye witness video of the Kennedy assassination was the famous Zapruder film, a short clip by a private citizen.

When I got home, we were riveted to our black-and-white TV as events slowly unfolded. I remember watching live as Jack Ruby shot and killed suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. I remember the funeral procession with Jackie Kennedy and her two young children. I remember how frightened we were because there was some discussion that this was a hostile act during the Cold War.


November 22, 2013

Now, we’re fifty years later — and we know that coverage of the Kennedy assassination would be MUCH different. Consider this hypothetical scenario. November 22, 2013, as President Kennedy’s motorcade zips through Dallas, shots ring out:

  • People lining the streets film and record the motorcade with the cameras on their smartphones.
  • Video clips are taken by private citizens from every possible angle.
  • These video clips are Tweeted, texted, and E-mailed.
  • The first YouTube video appears less than 60 seconds after the shots are fired.
  • Within one hour, the video clips go viral and are seen by more than one billion people around the world.
  • Some people watching the motorcade discover that they have taken photos of Lee Harvey Oswald entering the building where shots were fired; others have taken video clips of the window where the shots were fired — in real time.
  • Equipped with many video clips, online and through cable and broadcast TV, the talking heads have a lot of virtually real-time footage to show viewers.
  • Conspiracy theorists are posting online within minutes.
  • Wikipedia updates President Kennedy’s page every time new information is released.
  • The new media relentlessly pursue the story and cast doubt on the single shooter theory.
  • The NFL cancels all Sunday football games out of respect for President Kennedy (something it did not do in 1963).
  • People Tweet, text, etc. to their friends and family to try to make sense of these events — and to comfort one another.

November 22, 2013 photo by Michael Stravato for the New York Times



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