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Rebirth of the Wristwatch: Forget Tablets and Smartphones, I Want A Micro Computing Device Strapped to My Wrist

Four years ago I noted that even before the recession hit wrist watches were dying. Who needs a wrist watch when every device you carry with you tells the time? I personally have not worn a wrist watch in 5 or 6 years. Most people I know who wear a watch wear one because its [...]

More Trends In Mobile Gaming [10 Links]

I know it was only 2 weeks ago that I did a 10 Links post on Mobile but Mobile is so hot right now I could probably do one of these every day. To narrow my focus *a little* I’m only sharing posts related to Mobile Gaming. Have a great weekend and if you’re out [...]

Your Next Boss Could Be An App

At the start of the year I made my usual 5 Predictions for the next 5 years. My very first prediction was that we would see more and more crowdsourcing and that it would start to become a viable way to make a living. While we’re still a few years out (remember these were 5 [...]

Too Much Mobile: Social, Deals, Games, Questions and Tracking [10 Links]

If, like me, your job is to keep up on the latest trends and then translate that into actionable strategies for business and you’ve been trying to find follow the mobile space, your head is probably spinning. Even just this morning when I opened up my RSS reader I was bombarded with blog posts all [...]

The larger the group of friends, the fewer pictures they take

I’m at the Say Hi concert with @jenxmusic and I couldn’t help but notice something I found fascinating. As you know from my last post I love people watching and at concerts I’m very fascinated with what social technologies people use. in this case their mobile phones. at a concert it’s no surprise that the [...]

Using Ethnographic Research To Get From Digital Trends To Consumer Behavior

I have this uncontrollable habit of people watching, especially when it comes to how they use technology. Some call it an occupational hazard, I call it ethnographic research. Ethnographic research is a research methodology used by anthropology and other social sciences that’s more qualitative than quantitative. I observe, I take photo’s when I can and [...]

Top 5 Predictions For The Next 5 Years [2011 Edition]

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and while I’m sure everyone is sick and tired of prediction posts I hope you’ll stick with me. This year I’m taking the same format as I did last year, I’ll post my really big predictions for the next 5 years (that’s this post) and then [...]

2011 Is Not About Social Media. Prepare For The Next Wave Of Disruption.

Every year I (like most people) look ahead and ask myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” (Okay, actually I ask myself that every few months.) This year I feel that it’s time for me (to begin) to pivot again slightly. @jhouston89 & @melissawz keep telling me I have to keep [...]

Mobile Should Be Defined By People’s Behavior Not Product Features

What is a mobile device? The Zuck recently created quite the stir when he claimed stated that the iPad was not a mobile device. Kara Swisher and many others disagree with him, including the maker of the iPad, Steve Jobs. You can even take Kara’s poll on the subject. The argument that people make as [...]

The Hype and Reality of Social Coupons [10 Links]

Following on my 10 Links post on the Future of Retail (yes I even used the same picture) I present to you 10 Links about the growing Mobile, Geolocation, Social Shopping, Coupon Craze. My 10 Links posts don’t draw any conclusions for you but instead I try and share with you some of the roadsigns [...]

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