Monday, January 25, 2010

links, notes

Top Digital Trends for 2010
via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 12/13/09
In dmb Digital Media Buzz:
1. Facebook replaces personal email
2. 3. Mobile commerce - The promise that has never delivered, yet
4. Fewer registrations — one sign-in fits all

Ten Predictions For The E-Reader/E-Book Market In 2010 “1. E Ink will lose its claim to near-100% market share for e-reader displays
2. Dual-screen mobile phones and netbooks will eat into e-reader demand
3. Apps will make non-reading devices more e-book-friendly
4. eReaders will get apps, too
6. B&N will steal market share from Amazon and Sony
7. E-book content sales will top $500 million in the U.S… Considering the growth rate of e-book trade sales (up 176% year-to-date), we think it’s reasonable to project overall e-book revenue will top $500 million in the U.S. in 2010
8. E-textbooks will become more accessible, but sales will be modest
9. Magazine and newspaper publishers will launch their own apps and devices
10. China, India, Brazil, and the EU will propel global growth, but the U.S. will still be the biggest market."

Professional/Scholarly ebooks account for more than 3 times the rest of the US ebook market combined
via No Shelf Required by spolanka on 11/25/09 (humph - last year it was romance readers - although they still seem to be the most vocal)

The Top 10 Mobile Applications of 2012
via iLibrarian by Ellyssa on 11/21/09

Money Transfer
Location-Based Services
Mobile Search
Mobile Browsing
Mobile Health Monitoring
Mobile Payments
Near Field Communications (NFC)
Mobile Advertising
Mobile Instant Messaging
Mobile Music

Does Technology Make You Anti-Social?
via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 11/20/09
Tech Geek Myth Busted: Top Ten Ways Technology Boosts Your Social Life
Quoting a Pew study, and yes, maybe I am a little defensive. "In 2006, a popular study by experts at Duke University and the University of Arizona concluded new technologies have been making loners of us since 1985. Earlier this month, this theory was challenged and perhaps debunked. New technologies actually increase our social interactions, not our isolation, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found."
10. There’s been no significant jump in the number of truly isolated Americans. 9. Web users are more likely to seek counsel outside their own family. 8. Many 18-22-year-olds use social networking to keep in contact with nearly all of their key contacts. 7. Internet users like clubs. 6. Technology users have more “core” friends in their discussion networks. 5. Web users leave their rooms. 4. Cell phone and web users make better neighbors. 3. Technology users seek conversation outside their marriage.2. Sharing those family vacation photos online might make you more politically open minded.1. Bloggers have more racially diverse friends.
Anyway, it makes sense that when it is easier to stay in touch . . . you do.

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