“The amount of video uploaded to YouTube has increased steadily over the last few years. In early 2007, users were uploading six hours of video every minute to the site. By January of 2009, that number had grown to 15 hours. By March of 2010, the total reached 24 hours, only to go up to 35 hours by November of that year.” —“YouTube users upload 72 hours of video every minute,” by Janko Roettgers, NewTeeVee (GigaOm), May. 20, 2012, 9:00pm PT
“This means it’s becoming not just common, but normal for people to use their cell phones, tablets, and e-readers to do anything that can be done over the internet — search and browse the web, take an online class, send and receive e-mail, use social media, buy stuff, collaborate on documents or projects, stream video and audio, access services (everything from TurboTax and Dropbox to Social Security or your health insurance provider), use instant messaging or video chat, and more.” —
Social Media News
Amy highlights these developments in social media:
Mobile app creation tools and ad network recommendations from Arturo Duran
Services to use to build ad-supported, revenue-generating apps:
- Uppsite:Good option for small publishers looking to create an app for their news venue for free.
- Vervealso will build free apps along with ad serving and tracking solutions. Not the best vendor, but they can help a small business get up and running quickly for free.
- EachScape:I really like this service and strongly prefer their app platform.
- Spreed is another service to consider.
Mobile ad networks:
Other app development vendors recommended by Arturo’s contacts. Free services are noted:
- Google sites(free)
- Mercury Intermedia: Mike Ligon, VP Product Development
- Small Society: Raven Zachary, CEO
- Critical Path Software: Steve Romero, President
- Spotlight Mobile: Kiyo Kubo, CEO
- ArcTouch: Eric Shapiro, CEO
- Phunware, Inc.: Alan S. Knitowski, Chairman & CEO
- Ubermind, Inc.: Shehryar Khan
- Effective UI: Anthony Franco President
- Perpetuating Technologies: Sanjay Patel, Managing Director
- ScrollMotion: John Lema
- Plum Amazing: Ben Dunton