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  • 1. Social Media Trends, Emerging Tech, & Academic Apps Tara Radniecki ITS Tech Day April 15, 2012 Loyola University Chicago
  • 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. 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. Joe Murphy. Important Mobile Trends for 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/hhlib6-trends-talk
  • 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. Social Curation
  • 7. Pinterest's Rapid Rise ● Hit 10 million U.S. unique monthly users faster than any other site before
  • 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. 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. Adding Pins
  • 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. 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. ● Food photography, discovery, and reviews ● Share your food pics and recommendations ● Search for nearby foods ● Location-based Guides
  • 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. A Mobile Must
  • 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. Location, Location, Location
  • 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. 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. Almost creepy... http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/296121/10-hilarious-google-autocompletes
  • 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. http://blog.queaar.com/post/8811809234/infographics-the-rise-of-qr-codes
  • 23. http://blog.crowdscience.com/2011/08/qr-code-examples/
  • 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. http://tappinn.com/
  • 26. Social Media Consumption Solitary activities no more... ● Television ● Movies ● Music ● Reading
  • 27. Shares to Facebook & Twitter
  • 28. Academic Apps Blitz Here we go....!
  • 29. Productivity
  • 30. cardmunch
  • 31. Reading Instapaper
  • 32. Ebooks
  • 33. Taking Notes Penultimate
  • 34. Jot Not Scanner Dragon Dictation
  • 35. Writing Documents to Go
  • 36. Presenting Adobe Connect Keynote
  • 37. Attendance Attendance
  • 38. Grading Essay Grader
  • 39. Course Management
  • 40. Research http://libraries.luc.edu/m/ LUC Libraries' Homepage
  • 41. Questions? Tara Radniecki about.me/tararadniecki tradniecki@luc.edu tmradniecki.tumblr.com twitter.com/tmradniecki http://pinterest.com/tmradniecki/