The web is 25 years old. Did you use it today? And yesterday? Wow, it’s really catching on.
Here are some old websites from 1994 to 1998, when the web was in full swing (or so we thought).
If you’ve got your own to share, do leave them in the comments section below.
With a population of 63m, the UK has 55m internet users, 36m Facebook users and 82m mobile subscriptions (which is 30% more than our actual population).
This makes the UK prime territory for digital marketers, but how do we compare with the rest of Europe?
We Are Social has published its Social, Digital and Mobile in Europe Report and it reveals an insight into how much the online world has penetrated our everyday lives.
In the UK, the average time that internet users spend on the internet each day is four hours and six minutes, that’s just through a desktop or laptop computer.
Mobile internet penetration for the UK currently stands at 62% of the total population, with those users currently accessing mobile internet for an average of one hour and 34 minutes.
Let’s compare those figures to the rest of Europe.
Nest Labs meteoric rise to $3.2bn acquisition by Google in three years has been powered by three principles you can apply to your mobile marketing.
Nest Labs is a Silicon Valley based disruptor dedicated to 'transforming people’s lives' with connected devices for the home that are both rational and emotional.
Founded by Tony Faddell, ex-Apple iPod lead inventor, Nest has been acquired by Google for $3.2bn. It has launched two products to date: the Next Learning thermostat and Nest Protect smoke alarm.
The smoke detector has to be one of the most ugly, unloved, annoying (but important) household devices we have around us. And Nest reinvented it…
The Nest Protect is a smart smoke detector and the principles of its design, user interface and concept speaks to three key best practices in Mobile development.
It’s a case study in considered care and empathy. They’ve produced a wonderful, differentiated product in a commoditized market that justifies its price premium.
Welcome to Econsultancy's anti-format. This is a fun and perhaps unnecessary respite from our best practice research and blog posts.
The big news this week is that Econsultancy's tech team has incorporated a gif retriever into our CMS. This means we will never need cash again.
Enjoy what we've enjoyed this week and please share with your family.
Hi again and welcome to Econsultancy's anti-format; a collection of funnies, curios, the banal and the sublime.
This week features Lego, death metal, Kanye West and Hitler. Just your average Econsultancy interweb round-up.
When you're done here, please do return to our more serious best practice research and blog posts.
Is it Thursday already? This is Econsultancy's anti-format of random interweb funnies, designed to give you that post-hump-day turbo boost that'll propel you over the hill of the weekend and right through the wooden fence of Monday morning.
Of course, it's all a bit of fun; hyper-extended metaphors and many a pinch of salt.
Once you've finished here, be a dear and dive back into our more pratical best practice blog posts and research.
This week, a few marketing bits and bobs have made it into Econsultancy's anti-format round-up of crazy stuff from the web.
Don't let that deter you good souls from taking a great big draught from our interweb chalice. Drink it down, there's a good boy.
Of course, refer back to our regular blog content and research if you want some serious best practice advice.
This week, Econsultancy's anti-format of useless stuff from the web is as varied as it's ever been.
We travel from the Alsace to Stockton, and meet Nicolas Cage and Larry David, among others.
When you're done here, of course, sip again from the warm broth of our reports and blog.
But for now, stay awhile, for it's so cold outside.
In 1966 Time Magazine imagined what the world might look like in the year 2000. Among other predictions it stated that: “Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop because women like to get out of the house; like to handle merchandise".
This is clearly a bad prediction. Not just because the chauvinism of the article has gone out of fashion but because remote shopping, facilitated by the internet, has surged: global online retail sales recently topped $500bn, thrice the GDP of Peru, and both men and women spend in droves.
It can take quite a bit of digging to find better forecasts. But when it comes to digital media, particularly social media, there are some eerily accurate predictions to be found lurking among the the wilder imaginings.
Yes, you've found it, it's Econsultancy's weekly anti-format; a simple roundup of the best tweets, gifs, videos and crazy cr*pola.
Linger here as long as you'd like, before diving back into the cool waters of our more serious blog content and research, ensuring you learn and grow, like the marketing sunflowers you are. You're all so welcome.