Tag Archives: Trends

the fourth-most search term by kids is porn.

19 Dec

A study showing the top 100 search terms children used in 2009 was just released.

To no surprise the term “Youtube” is the most searched in all age groups, with “Facebook” and “Google” being the other in the top three.
The fourth most searched term is where the head-scratching beings: For teens and tweens the term is”sex” (which really isn’t a HUGE surprise). However, kids seven and under apparently prefer to skip this stage and search straight for “porn.”

Big FYI here: That’s more than searches for the Cartoon Network, and Hannah Montana.

What’s the big takeaway from all this? If you believe children are our future (which I’m sure the vast majority does): Our future is doomed.


the future is now: “the golden triangle.”

17 Dec

golden triangle marketing

Reading a great blog post by Brian Solis on “The Future of Interactive Marketing” got me thinking about the “Golden Triangle” that I frist heard about a few weeks ago. By the way the aforementioned blog post is a MUST READ for any marketer. 

In a nutshell, in addition to my favorite local search, the three current big megatrends in the web/tech sector are: mobile, social, and real-time. It’s like a “golden triangle.” It’s why the search engines were so keen on being the first to implement real-time search (Google), design mobile apps (bing), and partner with social networks (yahoo with Facebook & Google with Twitter).

As with Brian Solis puts it “the Golden Triangle […] facilitates a new genre of content production, distribution, and consumption as well as social interaction and collaboration. It’s borderless, untethered, and practically device agnostic.

“You” are at the center of the Golden Triangle and remain connected to your social and professional graph via devices, applications and networks hosted on mobile and Web-based (cloud) platforms.”

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