The holidays often brings a bit of the seasonal fog, along with good times. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Along with a private book signing sponsored by Synthesio at the Hospital Club in London, on the afternoon of January 25th, is a one day monitoring bootcamp class on January 26th at the Innovation Warehouse, which is located near Farrington station.
I will also try to have a tweet-up while in London, reach out to those who can’t be at either event (probably on 1/24 or 1/25, but we’ll see what makes sense). Also, the e-learning Rutgers class on Social Media and The Arts starts next month – information is here. And two Webinars are on the horizon, one with Semphonic on January 11th, and another with Venuelabs on January 31st (no url yet).
So, with a lot of newness in the 2012, is a certain amount of uncertainty of what the new year will bring, but what I can see, for the most part, looks pretty good.
Everything I mentioned in this paragraph, just covers January – the rest of the year promises to be a bit more dynamic, my guess, with a good deal of travel – possibly to Singapore and Australia in March, and San Francisco in April – I’ll have more to say about that shortly.
- Investigate - GA Data Grabber – looks interesting and a time saver – since a lot of people end up taking Google Analytics data and putting it in a spreadsheet, anyway, for visualizations.
- Really? Iphone and IPad account for 92% of all online mobile purchases? Wonder where the data comes from?
- This report from Activate Direct earlier this year supports using Social Listening for Political Campaign tracking and I cited it, as well, in a proposal I’m working on. However, the more I look at it, the more I question it (not sure the correlation is as strong or accurate as the case is being made for, here).
- Some new Analytics Platforms I should check out – we all should.
- SAS Analytics has done some pretty interesting work proving that a spike in hospitalizations was triggered by seasonal storms, more than anything else.
- Hyperlocal in 2012 - here’s the top 6 trends.
- Flurry mobile analytics shows where the opportunities are for new mobile clients in 2012.
- The future of energy may lie with Paint On Solar Cells – actually, can this be done with paintings, themselves?
- New research indicates the secret to change is how you say it. For example:
- Use a noun, not a verb, to describe the action; “helping” becomes “helper” and “cheating” becomes “cheater.” Hearing an action described as a noun prompts people to think about who they are, and who they want to be — and how everything they do says something about them.
That’s about it for today, the Christmas festivities are about to begin. Cheers!