Thursday, July 21, 2011

A road not traveled by many

Stelvio Pass, is a road that is not often traveled by many motorists. The Pass was picked by the British automotive show Top Gear as its choice for the "greatest driving road in the world", although their search was concentrated only in Europe. At 9045 feet it is the highest paved road in the Eastern Alps and with 48 hairpin turns there is good reason why many people do not cycle this road. But this sounds like a place that I want to go and check out. Maybe even attempt to cycle up. 

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So sterotypes are all over the place and from country to country they are no different. Christoph Niemann, for The New York Times, runs with the idea and made this handy world map of stereotypes. I found it interesting how it is called the "WORLD" and New York City is blown out in to its burrows, also being larger then the rest of the world. So what is trying to say there? 


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Digital Signage: It’s all around us


Digital signage is starting to pop up all over the place. Problem is, most consumers—as well as many ad buyers and potential deployers—don't even realize it. People see it every day without grasping its presence and power.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Infographic Shows The Best Times To Post To Twitter & Facebook


Do you often wonder if your posts are being seen or not? When will you get the best readership or views, morning, lunchtime or in the evening? Then what about all of the different time zones.  A new infographic from KISSmetrics will answer all of those questions and more, called "The Science of Social Timing."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vertical Driving

Hyundai recently put their own spin on the projection advertising that's been trending with car companies lately. Suspending a Hyundai Accent in mid-air, they create a virtual vertical racetrack that's sure to blow your mind. It's pretty interesting to watch. 

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Urban centers draw more young, educated adults

With the release of the 2010 census data over the past few weeks some stunning statistics have come about. 

n more than two-thirds of the nation's 51 largest cities, the young, college-educated population in the past decade grew twice as fast within 3 miles of the urban center as in the rest of the metropolitan area — up an average 26% compared with 13% in other parts.

Even in Detroit, where the population shrank by 25% since 2000, downtown added 2,000 young and educated residents during that time, up 59% , according to analysis of Census data by Impresa Inc., an economic consulting firm."

Cities need to realize this and start planning for the young professionals. Create, Live, Stay! 

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Wealth gap widened in recession


Even during a recession the wealthy are still getting wealthier. A recent report shows that the top 20% of all Americans actually controlled 87% of the wealth in the US. Leaving the other 80% of the population to fight and struggle over only 13%. 

"The poor get poorer because they do the things to make them poorer, just as the rich do things that make them richer. Not fools, just misguided! It is a road to nowhere. An exercise in futility. The U.S. is a pool of OPPORTUNITY, so why complain of thirst when you just refuse to go get some water? What's worse, why complain about those who do quench their thirst? I just don't get it! You're the only one resorting to name calling due to lack of understanding of the problem and the solution! You know, I'll bet you have, or had a million dollar idea, but for whatever reason, you did not go for it. Think of how many more people would be employed right now if you'd followed your hunch."

Is there something that you wanted to start and didn't or did you have an idea that you never cashed in on? 

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

In Other News...


So the mainstream media has flooded (no pun intended) their channels with images, news and video of the devastating 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week. Now while I agree that it is important to get news out to the world there is plenty of it going on that they are not reporting on or it is in the ticker at the bottom of your TV's that no one really pays any attention to... who really likes scrollable banner marquees anyways.

Here are a few articles that you might have missed. 

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Android Takes Over U.S. Smartphone Market

The Android OS now accounts for 29% of smartphones in the US; compared to its competitors Apple and RIM each holding at 27% as reported in a recent study by Nielsen's. This does not really come at any shock to anyone given the Motorola Droid's unit sales of 100,000 during its launch day, followed by another 250,000 in the first week following. That launch successfully brought Google and its Android OS into the consumer forefront. 

As the OS wars heated up Android was able to launch Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) which brought Android to an acceptable level to compete with the iPhone. With multiple devices running Android, consumers finally started to purchase them and not think that they were getting something that was of lesser quality than its competitors (iPhone, Blackberry). 

What kind of smartphone do you have? 

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Behind the Information Overload Hype


In 2007 the average person was sending out massive amounts of data, but not as much as they were consuming, the average person would send out the equivalent of 6 newspapers per day, while receiving an astonishing 174 newspapers of information. These numbers have been ever increase since about 1986 at the rate of 23% per year.

The amount of data consumed equates to 33.8 gigabytes everyday, 44% to TV, DVDs, movies and online videos and a whopping 55% to gaming alone. We consume on average 101,000 words per day, 45% to TV, DVDs, movies and online videos, 27% internet text, computer programs and 12% on radio and recorded music. Now you have got to be wondering how many hours does it take to handle all of this information and data, they came up with that number as well. You spend 118 hours per day consuming all of this information. 

These numbers are all based on the average of all users. The heavy internet user, online videos, streaming music and photos are shifting the numbers. 

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