Students today face far greater distractions than in generations past. Connectivity is at an all time high, but how much is this really impacting students’ quality of life? Take a look through the comic book style graphic to take a look at a day in the life of a student, and see how we are “Always Connected”.
Created by: OnlineSchools.org
Don’t get me wrong, I love the iPad, and now even more with the launch of the iPad2. The beautiful touch screen is now even shinier, the camera means I can do some of the fun things that were once relegated to my phone and the thinner form factor means that it feels that much better in my hands. But, it still can’t replace my laptop or my phone – and that means it’s additional weight in my backpack.
So the question is really, is whether that weight has a positive ROI for me, and my back?
It’s probably worth looking at the apps I use:
Flipboard: Far and away the best way to read your More >
I wasn’t at SXSW (although I wish I had been), in fact I was following from afar, fervently trying to stay updated with the action via Twitter, and diligently adding the #notatsxsw hastag along with organising a breakfast with some fellow geeks here in Dubai to commiserate (thanks @MissGoogle @DanStuart @PKGulati). But maybe not being there gives you a different opinion, a chance to look at the lineup and try to find out what people thought about specific events, to follow-up with those whose opinion you value and then to try and read up about what people felt they learnt during those crazy More >
OK, so maybe the title is somewhat of an exageration, but the recent discussion around the launch of Google’s social network application Social Circles (you can read about it here and here) has got me nervous about how I’m going to integrate this with my existing Google products and reopened the old Profiles wound.
I started my Google life with a number of different Gmail accounts, in those days I wanted different addresses for different things like newsletter sign-ups and email blast tests and competitor analysis and my personal life… the list was long and I might have had about 7 or 8 More >
I wrote a while ago about the use of that ugly word integration within the marcomms community, for too long we have bandied this word around to basically plaster the same key visual across a multitude of different media channels. With the massive growth of the web, digital and social we are still experiencing the ‘we must be everywhere’ phenomenon but brands are starting to understand that different media and different forums serve different purposes.
This is where the concept of synchronisation is starting to take hold as brands determine how they can synchronise different engagement and More >
Too many articles about trends for 2011 to read and digest – the top 3 in my opinion:JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011 View more presentations from JWTIntelligence.
- Anytime, Anyplace – Digital Is Everywhere in 2011
- Is Social Media Killing the Brand Website?
- HTML5 vs. Flash: Who Wins?
- Mobile Advertising
- Micro UGC: The Emerging Power of the Status Update
- More than Fun & Games The Constant Evolution ofSearch Engine Marketing
- The Future of Shopping Is Social
- The Rise of the Demand-Side Platform
- The Year of the Mobile More >
My wife is upset with me because there are no affordable items on my Christmas wishlist, she says that because I’m a geek (and therefore by deduction you will understand that she is not) it is very difficult for her to know what to get me, and that every time I find something I want it is both too geeky, and over budget for Christmas; I’m not sure whether this is a unique problem, or whether there is a global phenomenonen in terms of the fact that the things we want are getting more and more expensive, or maybe I am really just a geek.
So the truth of the matter is that I tend to have More >
So I've finally decided that I need a Crackberry – not just because I'm a gadget addict but also so I can check my email on the treadmill at the gym in the morning! I'm only part way through my existing contract, so will have to shell out a few hundred $ to get the gadget, but who cares… The decision now is which one to get.