What’s trending in 2013

October 3, 2012

As 2012 meanders its way to a close, it’s a perfect time to future-gaze, take stock of the trends and inklings behind us and ponder which will find their place in 2013 and beyond and this is what Adelaine Ng of Radio Australia and I did this week in our FutureTech segment as we explored the rise and rise of the mobile phone and mobile computing; cloud computing; pictures will increasingly say more than a 1,000 words as we continue to disengage with the word and reengage with visuals leading to the continued rise of YouTube, Pinterest and other picture based sites and apps; and generally how might be thinking, behaving, buying and feeling in 2013.

Lot’s to cover and lot’s to think about, so have a listen now and then share with us your thoughts on what will rise and fall in 2013.

We know what you’re doing online

March 18, 2012

Web based email usage is down 31% amongst 12-17 year olds and up 15% amongst 45-54 year olds.

Our thirst for health related information made it the fastest rising search category in 2011 up 134%, followed closely by online retail up 87%.

The average person online spends 7.05 hours per month in FaceBook, 2.51 hours in tumblr, 1.3 hours in Pinterest and 25 minutes in Twitter.

These insights, as well as why we’re using homeless people as portable Mi-Fi hot spots and the decline of the printed encyclopedia and what that means for future knowledge quests were all part of this weeks FutureTech segment with Jason Jordan and Morris Miselowski on Perth radio 6PR.

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The world, in pictures, according to me

February 26, 2012

The latest online push is into personal curation and the hottest way to do it is through pictures.

Over the last few years we’ve had FaceBook, twitter, myspace, tumblr, blogs, fouresquare and thousands of other sites through which to publish the world according to me in words, well look out there is a whole new look coming to social media communication and it’s also the next big brand name we’ll all know – Pinterest.

It allows Pinterestians to make up visual boards full of pictures, photos, cuttings from websites and elsewhere and then publish these themed boards out to their community’s.

Since being launched in March 2010 it has gained over 12 million unique users and achieved an average over the past few months of 11 million visits per week, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark (exceeding Facebook, Twitter and all others).

This and other visual and personal curation sites including Path and the revamped FaceBook timeline were all part of my segment this week with Jason Jordan on Perth radio’s 6PR.

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and listen live each week at 5.05 p.m. (WST)