I came across this my pure chance from an article on Mashable linking to the live video feed and it was just amazing. The courage you need to do what Baumgartner did is astonishing, just watching it, in pretty poor quality video as some points was however, riveting…
A report from Forrester Research and GSI Commerce illustrates the fact that social media has little to no effect on purchasing power.
I’ve often thought this was the case and that people were far more inclined like myself to follow results from search engines and newsletters I get especially reghardware for example, but that might show a bit about what types of things I purchase.
I like to make up my own opinion and with what I know about Social Media I rarely trust what I see. What I can obtain myself through searching the web I trust more but not fully.
Having seen among the people I know, who are so called Social Media experts or gurus (for the others I don’t know, don’t take this personally) I wouldn’t trust them one bit to help a company truthfully promote their product nor do it in an efficient way.
A report that you can find over at Distimo (you need to register to get it) shows that there are now more free apps for Android than there are for any other platform as you can see below in the chart:
So the journalists and bloggers that just can’t spend enough money at Apple were right, people do spend more money when they own an Apple (for now) and maybe even for what would be cheaper on Android? 😉
The report shows that PowerAmp is at the top of the paid apps, it is really good and has some nice functions. Beautiful Widgets (which are great I must admit) is in at 7th place…
Following the situation whereby Android OS has taken lead in market share, the latest Nielsen report on the mobile market shows that it is taking over the hearts of the market or should we say the “wants”. People are now more swayed towards an Android phone than any other as can be seen below (click to enlarge):
Via Nielsen blog