A lot has happened in
the 150 days. We’ve seen a number of significant developments in the world as a whole, in consumer culture and marketing, and in what we suspect will be the world of tomorrow. We’re now going to take you through the last five months from space150’s point of view. Enjoy!
Neda… Neda was gunned down
by snipers and died in the street in front of several rolling cameras. The videos of her death were viewed by millions and prompted a global outcry.
The world’s response… Came largely
through social media channels, and more specifically through Twitter. When Iran tried to shut down free communication – namely twitter - the rest of the world responded by changing their twitter locations to "Tehran, Iran” essentially making it impossible for the government to determine who was an Iranian and who wasn't. This display of solidarity goes to show how important technology’s role is in bringing people together.
Facebook… Facebook, the site we
all go to to check in, check out, and reconnect is finally in the black. Facebook is responsible for 1 in 4 total internet page views in the US, google is responsible for 1 in 12. http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-facebook-accounts-for-1- in-4-internet-pageviews-2009-10
The world of tomorrow will...
Will take cues from today. Will continue to move towards effortless connectivity. Will focus on fun and function rather than frivolity. Be on the lookout for the next installment in 150 days.