Online harassment: it’s who you know
Online harassment: it’s who you know

Online harassment: it’s who you know – at least that’s the suggestion from the most recent Pew Research Center survey. The survey’s data, published in mid-July, indicates nearly half of all American victims of online harassment actually know – as friends, acquaintances or family members – the person who is threatening them, trying to intimidate […]

Grandpa on the Facebook
Grandpa on the Facebook

Grandpa on the Facebook. “Oh no!,” exclaims nearly everyone in the family. “This can’t end well!” And, yet, get over it family. America’s older adults are increasingly connected to the digital world and actually learning how to use 21st Century digital technology. “Pew Research Center surveys find that seniors are also moving towards more digitally […]

Mobile marketing has to be quick!
Mobile marketing has to be quick!

Mobile marketing has to be quick! Driving digital consumers to your online storefront has to be fast and efficient; mobile sites have to load quickly; navigation, especially to that all-important “buy” button has to be quick. If not, you’re losing out. Google research suggests most digital consumers – that means smartphone consumers – will leave […]

Young shoppers are moved by social media
Young shoppers are moved by social media

Young shoppers are moved by social media, according to a recent study, with the youngest shoppers influenced most by the social channels. “More than 80% of Centennials and 74% of Millennials say social media influences their shopping, compared to only 58% of Generation X and 41% of Baby Boomers,” according to Yes Lifecycle Marketing, which surveyed 1,000 […]

Advances in world digital evolution
Advances in world digital evolution

Like any progress over time the advances in world digital evolution will have rapid forward movement with great potential – and some stall outs. The U.S. and Germany, while long on advances, may be on the verge of a digital stall out – according to a new Digital Evolution Index compiled by The Fletcher School […]

Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well
Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well

Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well, according to the most recent survey released by a major consumer watchdog organization. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says Comcast, Verizon, T-Mobile & AT&T scored the lowest – again – in it’s annual Who Has Your Back survey of internet companies’ efforts to protect the privacy of individual […]

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 […]

Despite threats, people crave digital connection
Despite threats, people crave digital connection

Despite threats, people crave digital connection. At least that’s the clear suggestion emerging from a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, connecting more and more devices to the interconnected digital world, the threat of hacks and potential for real damage also expands but those […]

Age of computing power & human potential
Age of computing power & human potential

If you didn’t know it by now, we have fully entered the age of computing power & human potential combining to drive the world’s civilizations. At least that’s one of the major messages to be drawn from the always highly-anticipated annual summation of internet trends delivered by acclaimed analyst Mary Meeker. Prior to the 18th […]