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Social media trends, emerging tech, & academic apps - LUC 2012

  1. 1. Social Media Trends, Emerging Tech, & Academic Apps Tara Radniecki ITS Tech Day April 15, 2012 Loyola University Chicago
  2. 2. Hyper-Connected http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Smartphone-Update-2012.aspx?src=prc-headline http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx?src=prc-headline
  3. 3. http://www.pushon.co.uk/news/young-people-would-now-rather-use-social-media-than-watch-tv-according-to-latest-study/ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385960,00.asp http://insights.iyogi.com/research/iyogi-insights-33-parents-say-i-do-to-ipad-for-their-kids.html http://insights.iyogi.com/research/63-people-prefer-to-stay-connected-than-warm.html http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/01/25/there-are-now-more-iphones-sold-than-babies-born-in-the-world-every-day/
  4. 4. Joe Murphy. Important Mobile Trends for 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/hhlib6-trends-talk
  5. 5. Social Curation ● Selecting, storing, and sharing online data (including text, images, videos, and more) from a variety of sources. ● Biggest trend is visual curation - creating, collecting, and sharing images
  6. 6. Social Curation
  7. 7. Pinterest's Rapid Rise ● Hit 10 million U.S. unique monthly users faster than any other site before
  8. 8. Pins of Interest... ● 17.2% of all pinboards are categorized under Home ○ Arts and Crafts (12.4%) ○ Style/Fashion (11.7%) ○ Food (10.5%) ○ Inspiration/Education (9.0%). ● Food category gets the most repins. http://mashable.com/2012/03/12/pinterest-most-popular-categories-boards/ ● More than 3% of all boards are titled “For the Home,” followed by: ○ “My Style,” (1.97%) ○ “Products I Love” (1.86%) ○ “Books Worth Reading” (1.68%) ○ “Food” (1.23%).
  9. 9. Pins of Interest ● Pinboards about products tend to generate the most “likes” from users. ● More than 80% of all pins are repins. ● etsy.com is the most popular source for pins. Rounding out the top 5 are: ○ Google.com ○ flickr.com ○ tumblr.com ○ weheartit.com http://mashable.com/2012/03/12/pinterest-most-popular-categories-boards/ Integration for easy sharing ● Facebook ● Twitter
  10. 10. Adding Pins
  11. 11. Let's get ready to.... ● Microblogging platform ● Curation: Quick & easy to grab and collect content from around the web ● 120 million monthly unique visitors ● 15 billion monthly pageviews ● Easy integration to Facebook Timeline & Twitterhttp://mashable.com/2012/01/23/tumblr-15-billion-pageviews/
  12. 12. Reddit "The front page of the internet." ● 2 billion pageviews in December 2011 ● Users add links to content ● Other users may then vote the posted links up or down, causing them to appear more or less prominently on the reddit homepage ● Topical sections called subreddits
  13. 13. ● Food photography, discovery, and reviews ● Share your food pics and recommendations ● Search for nearby foods ● Location-based Guides
  14. 14. ● Users curate their own pictures (spotted) as well as other foodstuff they discover on the site ○ Loved ○ Wanted ○ Guides - either they created or follow ● Sharing via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, & Flickr
  15. 15. A Mobile Must
  16. 16. Instagram ● THE photo-sharing app ● 27 million users on iOS app ● Just released Android app - more than 1 million droid downloads in the first 24 hours ● Integrated sharing w/ Facebook, Twitter,
  17. 17. Location, Location, Location
  18. 18. ● Explore feature ● Virtual check-ins ● 250,000 menus Not just for checkin' in... ● Leave & read tips ● Make to-do lists ● Integrates w/ Facebook and Twitter
  19. 19. hyper-personalization Curated Web: A web that provides people with the ideas and information they are looking for before they even know they are looking for it, is imminent. - Gary Nix http://www.business2community.com/social-media/14-trends-of-social-media-culture-0136261
  20. 20. Almost creepy... http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/296121/10-hilarious-google-autocompletes
  21. 21. QR Codes ● Quick Response Code: two-dimensional barcodes ○ To read a QR Code, you need a smartphone & an app that reads barcodes ○ Usually points to a web address, but can point to... ■ email ■ text message ■ vCard contact ■ text ■ and more...
  22. 22. http://blog.queaar.com/post/8811809234/infographics-the-rise-of-qr-codes
  23. 23. http://blog.crowdscience.com/2011/08/qr-code-examples/
  24. 24. NFC Tags ● A short range wireless technology that is based around a passive, non-powered source (NFC tag) and an “initiator” device (your smartphone). ● It allows two devices embedded with NFC chips to transmit small pieces of data when they are in close proximity (~2"). This data can be credit card information, coupons, tickets, texts, urls..
  25. 25. http://tappinn.com/
  26. 26. Social Media Consumption Solitary activities no more... ● Television ● Movies ● Music ● Reading
  27. 27. Shares to Facebook & Twitter
  28. 28. Academic Apps Blitz Here we go....!
  29. 29. Productivity
  30. 30. cardmunch
  31. 31. Reading Instapaper
  32. 32. Ebooks
  33. 33. Taking Notes Penultimate
  34. 34. Jot Not Scanner Dragon Dictation
  35. 35. Writing Documents to Go
  36. 36. Presenting Adobe Connect Keynote
  37. 37. Attendance Attendance
  38. 38. Grading Essay Grader
  39. 39. Course Management
  40. 40. Research http://libraries.luc.edu/m/ LUC Libraries' Homepage
  41. 41. Questions? Tara Radniecki about.me/tararadniecki tradniecki@luc.edu tmradniecki.tumblr.com twitter.com/tmradniecki http://pinterest.com/tmradniecki/

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