emergentfutures:

Pew Report on Social Networking

Paul Higgins: Interesting shifts in the percentage of people using social networks and the age profile Including (my emphasis in bold italics):

“In this Pew Internet sample, 79% of American adults said they used the internet and nearly half of adults (47%), or 59% of internet users, say they use at least one of SNS. This is close to double the 26% of adults (34% of internet users) who used a SNS in 2008. Among other things, this means the average age of adult-SNS users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010.  Over half of all adult SNS users are now over the age of 35. Some 56% of SNS users now are female.”

You can download the report at 

http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=85899360898

Good stuff get with it

emergentfutures:

A First Step Toward a Prosthesis for Memory

Researchers have developed the first memory prosthetic device—a neural implant that, in rats, restored lost brain function and improved short-term memory retention. While human testing is still a distant goal, the implant provides evidence that the brain’s complex neural code can be interpreted and reproduced to enhance cognitive function.
Full Story: Technology Review

Amazing

emergentfutures:

A First Step Toward a Prosthesis for Memory


Researchers have developed the first memory prosthetic device—a neural implant that, in rats, restored lost brain function and improved short-term memory retention. While human testing is still a distant goal, the implant provides evidence that the brain’s complex neural code can be interpreted and reproduced to enhance cognitive function.

Full Story: Technology Review

Amazing

szymon:

MAME-CAM: 11 grams working photo camera


Cool

szymon:

MAME-CAM: 11 grams working photo camera

Cool

Unlike blogging, where you spend time thinking carefully about what you say in each post, Tumblr is really more about the moment of consciousness, and capturing a snapshot of it. Hence, where blog posts are supposed to be solid and stand-alone, Tumblr posts stand in relation to an entire thread of posts. That’s why looking at a Tumblr page is like taking a peek into a person’s stream of consciousness.
Retention, self-expression, Tumblr (via obliteratedheart)

Good explanation

stoweboyd:


Sarah Kessler, How The World Uses Social Networks
Social networks in every country might live on the same Internet, but  that doesn’t prevent differences in online customs and culture from  developing along geographic borders.
Ongoing market research service Global Web Index has mapped these differences in the infographic above (click it to enlarge).
The research, run by London-based consultancy Trendstream,  has conducted six waves of surveys about global consumer adoption of  the Internet and social media in 36 markets. It used data from its  February 2011 surveys of between 750 and 2,000 online users in each  market to define three behavior types: messagers, groupers and content  sharers.
In some countries, many of them Asian, most people were  focused on content sharing. Others, like the UK and Canada, had more  people who put a greater emphasis on sending messages.

Trendstream also used data from the survey to map social network penetration in each country that it surveyed.
(via Kenyatta)
Global Web Index has created a Lite Tool that allows you to fool with the data:



Interesting

stoweboyd:

Sarah Kessler, How The World Uses Social Networks

Social networks in every country might live on the same Internet, but that doesn’t prevent differences in online customs and culture from developing along geographic borders.

Ongoing market research service Global Web Index has mapped these differences in the infographic above (click it to enlarge).

The research, run by London-based consultancy Trendstream, has conducted six waves of surveys about global consumer adoption of the Internet and social media in 36 markets. It used data from its February 2011 surveys of between 750 and 2,000 online users in each market to define three behavior types: messagers, groupers and content sharers.

In some countries, many of them Asian, most people were focused on content sharing. Others, like the UK and Canada, had more people who put a greater emphasis on sending messages.

Trendstream also used data from the survey to map social network penetration in each country that it surveyed.

(via Kenyatta)

Global Web Index has created a Lite Tool that allows you to fool with the data:

Interesting

Well, Hitwise has leveraged its data sets and shown that 1 Facebook fan is apparently equal to 20 additional visits to a retailer’s website over the course of a year. So, if you have 1,000 Facebook fans, that means an extra 20,000 visits to your site. According to Hitwise:

“The figure of 1 fan = 20 extra visits to a website uses a unique methodology that combines Hitwise data with data from social media experts Techlightenment. We took the top 100 retailers ranked in the Hitwise Shopping and Classifieds category and benchmarked visits to those websites against the number of fans those brands had on their Facebook page. We then also looked at the propensity for people to search for those retail brands after a visit to Facebook using our Search Sequence tool.”