The Daily 6: Great Content, Curated Daily
1) Facebook looks out for you when you can't look out for yourself.
"Facebook has taken the initiative to launch a reminder campaign that hopes to alert users when they are about to post something possibly humiliating. Current users who have seen the reminder say that their settings were set to public when they had initially received the notification."
2) Hey, maybe we can all share a big pot of coffee?
"Coffee pods are really popular right now. Sales of single-serve coffee—the kind first popularized in the US by Keurig, and widely known as K-cups—have more than tripled since 2011, MarketWatch reported in November. As of a year ago, 13% of Americans drank a coffee made in a single-cup brewer each day, according to a survey by the National Coffee Association. K-Cups alone now account for more than a quarter of the US market for ground coffee."
3) One day we will talk to our fridges
"Ten years ago, the primary mode of interaction was through the keyboard. Typing commands was one of the few ways that a user could engage with a computer, and therefore dictated the limitations of how the computer could react back to us. Like a TV ad, it was a one-way broadcast interaction with little feedback. The introduction of the mouse improved that; it became more natural and created a paradigm where buttons, folders, and scrolling up and down pages was an everyday gestural norm."
4) Wearables: Which industry stands to gain the most?
"While not typically considered to be among the industries or markets to experience any direct or significant growth due to the modern wearable tech boom, the global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in the next four years."
5) We hope you haven't forgotten...PINTEREST!
"As Pinterest celebrates its fourth birthday, the platform has firmly cemented itself within the social media matrix of many large brands. The site, which was born of the vision to facilitate discovery and inspiration around user interests, now ranks just behind Facebook and LinkedIn with 21 percent of online adults signed up for the social scrapbooking service."
6) As old as the first viral video is, viral marketing still exists.
"“It’s like Hollywood saying ‘I’m going to make a cult movie.’ It doesn’t work. The better question is not will this initiative go viral, but will it prompt someone to want to see it again?”"
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