Another great roundup of social media articles for the week of December 10, 2012.
FedScoop: CIO Council releases federal government mobility report - Based on interviews with 21 federal agencies, the report, “Government Use of Mobile Technology: Barriers, Opportunities, and Gap Analysis,” addresses a federal digital government strategy milestone aimed at evaluating “opportunities to accelerate the secure adoption of mobile technologies into the Federal environment at reduced cost.”
Social Media Today: The Future of Social Media in 2013: Six Points to Consider - In the future, I think we will see a further evolution of how we produce and consume marketing messages as well an increase in the value of information produced via social.
Harvard Business Review: Don’t Confuse Engagement with User Experience - The mystery shouldn’t be a mystery: Designing a great device is not the same as designing a great user experience. Designing a great user experience is not the same as designing greater engagement.
Mashable: How to Use Creative Commons Visuals - Creative Commons licensing permits bloggers and journalists access to photos taken by other people, for absolutely no charge. But there are many rules and regulations you must follow to use the photos for free and without risking liability — a small price to pay. It can get a little tricky, so familiarize yourself with the rules in the following infographic to avoid the most common licensing land mines.
CMO.com: Are You Ready For The Tablet Age? - The point is simply this. We’ve moved beyond the Internet Age or the Digital Age or even the Mobile Age (which was really the Smartphone Age) to a new chapter in marketing and communications: the Tablet Age. The cultural impact of these new devices is potentially as disruptive as when the worldwide web initially launched.
Harvard Business Review: Business Should Focus on Sociality, Not Social “Media” - Forget the ugly words “social media” for a moment — because the Zyngroupons of the world make a mockery of “social.” Sociality is something bigger, deeper, more vital: that which connects all life; the relationship of life to life itself.
TechPresident: The EU’s New Digital Media Strategy Was Crowdsourced – The strategy crowdsourced ideas from NGOs, governments, businesses and citizens who responded to a draft posted online.
The Verge: The future of television has arrived: it’s called the iPad - “The experience of television is moving off the primary screen,” said Dale Herigstad, chief interaction officer at design firm Possible. Viewers “are taking ownership with second screens.” For an industry built on advertising, changing viewer habits present both a threat and opportunity as people pay less attention to the TV but more attention to their tablets.
CNET News: People young and old enjoy getting news on mobile devices - A new study shows that all age groups are inclined to read or watch news on a smartphone or tablet. However, men and college-educated users tend to be the most engaged news consumers.
ReadWrite: Tablets vs. E-Readers: Why There’s Room For Both - Consumers are quite naturally drawn to these multi-function, multimedia-capable gadgets that can stream movies, browse the Web, take photos, play Letterpress and do just about anything else app developers can dream up. And yes, those same devices – whose prices keep falling – let you read books too.
Reuters: Facebook unveils new privacy controls - Facebook Inc began rolling out a variety of new privacy controls on Wednesday, the company’s latest effort to address user concerns about who can see their personal information on the world’s largest social network
Business Insider – The Future of Digital [Slide Deck] - To kick off the conference, our BI Intelligence team—Marcelo Ballvé, Alex Cocotas, and I—put together a deck on the current trends in digital media. We’ve posted the deck here. We hope you enjoy it.
Twitter Blog: This Year on Twitter - We’ve taken a look back at the Tweets of 2012 and use both data and editorial signals to showcase some of these moments and conversations around several themes.
The Next Web: Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos… - Google’s Dave Besbris explains them all, starting with the roll out of new Android features which include on-the-going profile editing, improved posting tools and new content notifiers. There are also now the options to subscribe to mobile Circle notifications and interact with Google+ Communities on both smartphones and tablets.