From Google Glass to the growth marijuana industry; telepathic and wearable technology; and Africa’s rising consumer – 2014 is turning out to be one of those potentially defining years in communication, consumer behaviour, technology, and for our continent. TRENDAFRiCA.co.za has published its first digital magazine, the TRENDAFRiCA 2014 TRENDS Annual, featuring the key mega trends and cultural indicators for 2014, in association with JWT Intelligence New York/South Africa. The publication is made possible by the headline sponsorship from Vuma Reputation Management. Media partners include MarkLives.com and Living Your Brand. Source: TRENDAFRiCA
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Much bandwidth has been consumed discussing the effects of Facebook’s recent algorithm change to favor sites offering “high quality” content. It’s been said to hurt viral sites like Upworthy — a notion the site’s founders have denied — while rewarding other publishers, including Mental Floss. But little has been said on how publishers seeing a traffic bump actually make money from those additional eyeballs. Source: Ad Age
Our ever growing affinity towards selfies stems from the fact that we can now doctor them to match the perception we have of ourselves as ‘total hotties’. Source: TechCrunch.com.