If you don't live under a rock, you may have noticed that selfies have become big in pop culture this year. Everyone from President Obama to Pope Francis have been posting selfies! An estimated 91% of teens have posted a photo of themselves online. With that kind of statistic, chances are that your teen or tween has posted a selfie or two. Although the trend can be positive, the act of or obsession with taking selfies can lead to a myriad of safety risks.
Based on more than 2,000 consumer surveys across the U.S., Acquity Group’s 2014 Internet of Things (IoT) Study examines consumer adoption of connected devices and smart technology now and in the future.
The Application Developers Alliance Data, Analytics and Security Working Group created an infographic to illustrate consumer data flow, uncover what kind of data is out there, where it comes from, how it is processed, and how it can be used to benefit consumers.
Here’s one from the “shaking my head” department: If you assumed that all of the “Right To Be Forgotten” (RTBF) requests that people in the European Union are sending to Google are for unflattering or inaccurate web pages written by third parties, you’d be wrong. It turns out that Google is rejecting a lot of requests from people who’ve asked Google to remove content that the requestor authored him/herself. Say what? The folks at Reputation VIP — the company that launched Forget.me, the first service to help people submit RTBF requests — have detailed the results of more than 15,000 URLs that they've asked Google to remove since the service launched about three months ago.
Here’s an infographic to give you an idea of what the hot digital marketing trends in 2014. One of the biggest finds has been the importance of Content Marketing and how Google and other search engines are dictating the market, with their Panda and Hummingbird updates.