Aug 31, 2015
Generations have a significant influence on consumers’ digital and mobile photography habits. According to InfoTrends’ lasted report, Digital and Mobile Photography in 2015: Millennials vs. Gen X and Boomers, older Millennials, age 23-34 years old, are the most photo-active group when it comes to use of a digital camera and the number of photos taken. On the other hand, young Millennials, age 15-22 years old, are most likely to use a smartphone as their primary camera and capture the most photos on their phones.
When it comes to sharing mobile photos on social networks, there are some dramatic differences between generations. Facebook was used by almost everyone who posted digital camera photos to a social network, but its usage was not as high among mobile photographers. This may be because of the variety of other apps that are available to share photos from mobile phones. Some, like Instagram and Snapchat, are designed as mobile-only platforms.
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Nov 21, 2013
I didn’t expect to learn how to become a futurist at AdTech New York (November 6-7, Javits Center, New York City), but it’s one of the many lessons I learned from a day on the show floor and at the conference.
How to Become a Futurist — Sheryl Connelly, a futurist at Ford, gave the Thursday morning keynote and it was a sobering ten point summary of the challenges facing the world. Here are those challenges in short form Read more »
Nov 13, 2013
As more people share their photos online, fewer people opt to print their photos. Social networking sites have become the destination for many of our photos. But can social media really be to blame for the declining print market? It might be fair to say that the photo print market was in trouble the moment photography went digital. For some years consumers persisted with printing habits adopted from the analogue era. However it seems inevitable that digital would eventually get the best of prints.
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Nov 8, 2013
It’s been a rough week for startups in the photo aggregation space. On Tuesday, November 5, Everpix notified users that it was shutting down. Today, November 8, Linea made a similar announcement. While there may be a silver lining for Linea (the shutdown letter to users says that its “core technology will be deployed in a new platform in the future”), there was no such optimism coming from Everpix. Its demise is well documented in this article on The Verge.
This news comes in the wake of Shutterfly’s recent beta launch of ThisLife, its new “Enhanced Cloud Service” for gathering and organizing photo and video content from multiple sources. Read more »
Jan 7, 2013
The e-card below (sender’s name obscured to protect the guilty party) got me thinking about what people are willing to part with in exchange for their private information, their buying intent, or an advertisement on a message sent to a friend.
I have a problem with e-cards in general, but adding an advertisement to a personal message couldn’t be more impersonal. I mean, just look at it. I like Snorg Tees, but come on, who wants their holiday greeting to come with an advertisement?
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Nov 13, 2012
I’ve gotten in the habit of using Twitter as a way to take notes while at industry analyst events. Last month, while at Lexmark’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky for a two-day briefing with around 40 industry analysts, I tweeted 54 times during the corporate presentations. I alternated between keeping notes in a Word document, tweeting my notes, and watching for related activity from other analysts at the event. In this post I will share my tweets from the event and discuss the idea of using tweets for note-taking.
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Jun 8, 2011
On Monday, June 6, Apple unveiled iOS 5, the latest version of its operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices, and iCloud, a new set of free cloud services for managing content across up to ten synchronized devices. (My colleague, Shelly Ortelt, blogged about the newsÂ here.)
Many of the 200+ new iOS features promise to improve the traditional and connected photo experience for Apple users. Here are some first impressions along with a few observations and questions along the way: Read more »
Mar 30, 2009
Information Management and Printing / Publishing vendors unite! The InfoTrends team will be at AIIM / On-Demand this week, and we invite you to find us at the show or follow us online! You’ll notice we updated our blog site, so you can easily follow the latest tweets from @infotrends…
Other Twitter Accounts to follow–
@infotrends_mps – InfoTrends’ Managed Print Services coverage
On the production print, production workflow, transpromo, and multi-channel communications side of the world:
@adamdpeck – Adam Peck, Consultant
@bryanyeager – Bryan Yeager, Sr. Analyst
On the AIIM and ECM side of the world, you can follow me:
@omriduek – Omri Duek, Sr. Analyst
If you’re on Twitter, make sure to use #aiim09 and #odexpo09 tags whenever talking about the shows.
Hope to see you in Philly!