We can’t know you until you share
We can’t know you until you share

We can’t know you until you share. Or, more precisely, what you share. Because it’s not “who you know.” It’s “what you know” and what you know is your own story. Wait…what? The old paradigm of “who you know” probably still exists in some real-life circles but content trumps connections in this age of digital information […]

Facebook will penalize slowly loading sites
Facebook will penalize slowly loading sites

Facebook will penalize slowly loading sites as it updates its News Feed algorithm to promote posts from modern, up-to-speed websites. In other words, if your mobile website is old, doesn’t load quickly – three seconds max – you can forget about getting much reach on the Facebook thingy. And, let’s face it, if you’re trying […]

From PC to mobile at rapid speed
From PC to mobile at rapid speed

As our digital tools improve and mature, we are moving our online tasks from PC to mobile at rapid speed, according to some recent research. GlobalWorldIndex, a respected world-wide research firm, says its most recent surveys suggest internet users are now, for the first time, performing more digital tasks on mobile devices than they are […]

Smartphones now dominate the web
Smartphones now dominate the web

Smartphones now dominate the web, according to a new study which finds over half the world’s population using one. Two-thirds of the world’s population uses a mobile phone of some kind and over half the web’s traffic flows from and to mobile devices. Those estimates and more are contained in a Digital in 2017 Global […]

Smartphones are not televisions
Smartphones are not televisions

Smartphones are not televisions. That’s the message Facebook wants to share about the medium: smartphones are a whole new medium and advertisers should know, accept, plan and execute for the “new” medium. As if Marshall McLuhan now works for Facebook, the social giant issued a statement June 8 extolling advertisers to realize they may get…oh, […]

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow
Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow, especially compared to much of the rest of the world. Mobile speeds are faster in 27 other nations than in the U.S., according to the latest State of the Internet report published this week by content delivery company Akamai. That’s right: The U.S. ranks only 28 out of […]

More news more often now on mobile
More news more often now on mobile

More Americans are getting more news more often now on mobile than ever before and a stark difference has developed about the watchdog role of journalists. The Pew Research Center published May 10 the results of its latest online survey of internet-connected Americans who participate regularly in the center’s American Trends Panel. “Nearly half of […]

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars
Drivers prefer smartphones in cars

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars over car makers’ built-in systems designed to provide entertainment, car functionality and navigation. This sounds dangerous on the face of it – and it is – until and unless the car systems can mirror successfully on, perhaps, bigger and less-distracting screens the same functions as our smartphones. As we know, […]

Facebook rules the app world
Facebook rules the app world

Facebook rules the app world. The top four most frequently downloaded apps in the first quarter of 2017 belong to the behemoth social network. Ah, hell, why are we still calling it just a social network? We all know by now Facebook wants to be your only portal to the digital world. And unless you’ve […]

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images
Google goes Pinterest with shopping images

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images by turning some  search results – only a few for right now – into clickable links for direct purchases. The new feature, which started rolling out last week to mobile searches and the Android search app, will enable shoppers to find in images which pop up in search result pages […]