This year, mobile tech and wireless innovation stole the spotlight. Take a look back at some of the most remarkable moments in Mobile Future’s 2012 Mobile Year in Review video.
– More than half of Americans now own smartphones.
– At 31 million tweets, the American election was the most Tweeted event in history.
– This Thanksgiving, Instagramers shared a record 10 million photos.
– Apple sold more mobile devices this year than they’ve sold computers ever.
– Mobile data usage doubled in 2012 and over 50% of all mobile data is video.
– The U.S. leads the world in next-generation mobile.
– NASA’s Mars Rover checked-in on Foursquare from Mars.
For resources: mftr.org/2012myir
Wow it’s almost the end of another year, and for me it’s been a hectic one full of ups and downs.
Google has done another great job of summing up what kept our attention for the year. Check out the Google Australia Zeitgeist 2012 to see what Aussies searched for over the year.
Here’s to 2013.
You could be clever and say “this policy means there is no privacy”, but it’s really just spelling out clearly what Google have been doing for a couple of years.
Basically they are watching what you do, and then trying to provide you with a better internet experience from their point of view.
If this kind of thing spooks you, enable Private Browsing on your web browser, should do the trick. Personally I like the customisation features – I get frustrated more when things like this don’t learn from what I do.
What do you think?
A great overview of how mobile phones are now becoming the most dominant player online.
Yet 4 out of 5 Australian business websites aren’t suited to mobile use.