Indeed, this study suggests that half of all parents sign up with Facebook at least partly in order to see what drugs their kids are taking, who they are consorting with and what they really think about, well, their parents.
An excitable 43 percent of parents admit that they check their kids’ Facebook pages every day.
Some 92 percent of them make it so easy for themselves by openly becoming Facebook friends with their kids.
I feel like eSports is happening with or without us. Games have become the biggest unofficial sports league in the world right now. People are competing all the time and it’s competitive by nature.
The access Union Metrics has to the Tumblr data firehouse allows it to chart just how that post spread through the Tumblr ecosystem, identifying the users who played the biggest role in amplifying its reach. This is what that looks like, visualized:
It’s worth noting that this level of detail is only available on Tumblr, not Twitter, whose data doesn’t allow for tracing back the chain of an individual retweet… Being able to target the individual users whose assistance in getting a message to go viral would be most valuable — that’s the kind of surgical marketing brands dream of.
Great visualization, and yes, Tumblr can be a marketer’s dream.
London architecture collective Softkill Design has joined the race to build the world’s first 3D printed house, announcing plans for a plastic dwelling that could be built off-site in three weeks and assembled in a single day.
Current generation PS3 games will be streamed over the internet using technology developed by Gaikai, which Sony acquired last year in a $380 million purchase, according to the Journal. The report says Sony is “investing heavily” in preparing Gaikai’s technology for the PlayStation 4.
It wasn’t too long ago that the term ‘Smart City’ was not on very many people’s radar screens, but today smart cities are popping up all over the place and people are becoming more familiar with what that entails. In case you’re not familiar with the term a smart city uses information combined with technology to improve quality of life, reduce environmental impact, and decrease energy demand. This list of the smartest cities on the planet takes those factors into consideration, as well as the ‘smart’ plans the city might have for the future.
Great to see SF lead the list.