Friday, March 14, 2014

Favorite Finds

This week was focused on where we’ve been and where we could be headed:
  • … And Many More! – The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday this week. Back in 1989, the web’s creator, software engineer Tim Berners-Lee, had no idea his creation would eventually facilitate sending hundreds of millions of messages or exchanging $15 million in goods and services every minute.  Today, more than two people in five are connected to the web.
  • Should We #BanBossy? Facebook COO and author of the best-selling book Lean In united with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez to launch a public campaign against use of the word “bossy,” claiming it cracks the confidence of young girls who take charge. Does this label matter?
  • Headed South for SXSW – The SXSW Music, Film and Interactive conference and festivals kicked off this week in Austin, Texas. Combining creativity, innovation and technology, the events include panels and presentations on the future expansion of social media and digital communications. This year’s event boasted 72,000 registrants and artists in attendance – were you one of them?
  • Social Studies – E-marketing firm Neoteric UK published an infographic noting 17 facts about social media. As predicted, Facebook and YouTube have continued to decline in popularity among teens, while Instagram and Twitter are holding steady with the young demographic.  

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