Facebook stalking pays off sometimes, because you can find some amazing things through links on people’s profiles! I want to thank one of my good friends for leading me to the Burberry Acoustic pages, where loads of artists have come together with simple acoustic versions of songs, most of which I personally hadn’t heard before. I love the layout of the page, it’s simplistic and folksy which really fits in with the genre of music. My personal favourite is actually the first one Indigo Home by Roo Panes, I’m definitely going to be looking up more of his music on MySpace and YouTube so I may post some more of his songs if I like any. Due to most of these being shot early in the year they definitely feel more Autumn/Winter-y but nevertheless it’s a lovely mix to have on and something quite different for me to listen to, I’ve missed having Pandora in the UK and constantly discovering new music.
Check out all the artists HERE and let me know which are your favourites
I’m currently in the very early stages of planning my gap year road trip around America. I found this gorgeous picture on facebook’s pinterest app, which is from tumblr and now I’m posting on wordpress, phewph so much social media! I’m starting a roadtrip pinterest board and this is the first picture to be uploaded. I clicked onto this tumblr and I LOVE it, so make sure you check it out Inspiring Insanity, it’s beautiful.
Whilst trying to find percentages on the age range of Facebook users I came across this cool video. When I think about how I use Facebook, looking at these statistics I shouldn’t be surprised and yet I am at the sheer number of active users and what they get up to is just mind bogglingly large, no wonder more and more companies are looking at facebook advertising exspenditure and thinking of increasing it. Although as a consumer i’m thinking greeeaaat, more adverts that I can’t escape a la YouTube.
I’ve become a big fan of infographics as it makes boring data look a lot more interesting than reading a massively long PDF document or journal article. Annoyingly I panic myself by thinking these types of genuinely interesting infographics aren’t scholarly enough to include in my research but then I suppose that gives me more to talk about. Journal articles about Facebook are out-dated ooh look, 6 more words! Throughout my dissertation ‘journey’ I’ve found out so much information, dur, obviously, but I’ve been struck by how interested in all these I really and truly am. Good job really as I’ve 12,000 words to write.
I found this video on DigitalBuzz, it was created by Alex Trimpe
This is a little more work related but I thought i’d post this article talking about a ComScore score report, which basically shows that online, Google and Facebook rule the world. Yes congratulations everyone already knew that. But thinking about it I can’t imagine my life without either. Google has become a verb, one which I seem to use with increasing frequency, I want to know the answer to something I’ll “google it” and if Google doesn’t have the answer, well then I don’t know what to do with myself, nah, i’m joking. I give up! As for Facebook, I follow my friends, I follow companies, I stalk, I procrastinate, I have no idea what really makes facebook as addictive as it is but I for one can’t stop myself wanting to check every hour or so. This is a random link but I think back to times gone by, Jane Austin type era and how nosey they all were about each other’s lives, how much they gossiped, but really and truly we haven’t changed one bit, if anything we’re worse just now we do it sneakily, in our own time, solo and online!
Anyways, I thought this article was interesting and the diagrams nicely lay out the data which basically makes me feel a little less guilty about being online as much as I am and on these particular sites, because from what I can see…pretty much the whole rest of the world is doing it as well!
It’s A Small World After All
and yes I googled this article and picture!