Convenience is king

For the first time in history, the number of people living in cities is greater than the number living in rural areas, with more than1,900 people moving to the city every hour. How do you get your head around that? And are the lives of city dwellers going to become more complex because of it?... Continue Reading →

Get connected this Christmas

The holiday season is upon us. Have you noticed any changes your behavior this year? Perhaps you have sent an e-card this year. Or maybe you shopped online for gifts, or used a mobile app to track Santa or your parcels. Technology is changing our world – and our behavior. In the lead up to... Continue Reading →

Internet of Things: the hype begins

This year Gartner added the Internet of Things to their hype curve, along with other hyped words such as ’big data’, ‘gamification’ and ‘customization’. According to Gartner Research, the word Internet of Things is “on the rise.” This is the stage before the mass media hype begins. I think this analysis is spot on. The vision of Internet of... Continue Reading →

Redefining learning in the Networked Society

Our world is built with help of technology. We have always worked to develop and improve our societies and our lives through technology. We have invented fantastic things such as the plow, steam engine, the printing press, electrical light, antibiotics, fine arts, music and football….just to name a few. The school system as we know it... Continue Reading →

Operators take on Social TV at the Monaco Media Forum

TV is becoming increasingly social with a range of applications now available to consumers. Seeing Orange TV Check, an over-the-top service, presented by Patrice Slupowski from Orange at the Monaco Media Forum last week was really intersting in light of recent developments. Read this post at:

‘Worlds collide’ at Monaco Media Forum

Last week I attended the Monaco Media Forum, an annual event that brings together leaders from media industry. Giants such as Google and Turner Broadcasting Systems, along with hot startups such as Soundcloud and Readmill, were there discussing leadership in the digital media revolution. Rad this post at:

Citizen bloggers blogging to improve their communities

Last week, I was in Moscow doing research for a ConsumerLab project. I met some really interesting and creative people there. From bloggers who were improving the traffic situation to those working to improve the public’s history knowledge, it was great to see people generating content to change their communities. Read this post at:

Is Facebook the new village square?

I’ve been writing a lot lately on Facebook, sharing the results of a recent study conducted by ConsumerLab looking at the behavior of Swedish teenagers. In the next installment of my Facebook posts, I explain how the platform is just as important to social life today as the village square was in the past. Read this post at:

Part two: Facebook and the new communication circles

In my last post, I discussed how Facebook has expanded our contact circles and that the ‘new’ communication channels created by the social networking platform are used differently depending on who is being contacted. Today, I will describe what these channels are, and how they are used. Read more at:

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