How much do Influencers get paid?

Since January, more than 200,000 posts per month on Instagram, a picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have been tagged with “#ad”, “#sp” or “#sponsored”, according to Captiv8, an analytics platform that connects brands to social media “influencers”. Hiring such influencers allows companies to reach a vast network of potential customers: the soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has a combined following of 240m …

The Intricate Anatomy Of UX Design [Infographic]

We toss around the term "user experience" (UX) a lot, mostly as a shorthand for something like "where industrial design meets interface design." But to be perfectly honest, that tendency does this branch of design very little justice. The Disciplines of User Experience Design is a mega Venn diagram by Dan Saffer (given a pretty …

The Dark Social: see no evil, but learn to Trust and Measure It

You may or may not have heard of 'dark social', but I can guarantee if you use social media, you will have created 'dark social' visits. That is, if you have ever seen an interesting news story and grabbed the link and sent it to a friend on Facebook Messenger, or texted your mum asking …

77 New Emojii! No condom, but get ready for arm-taking selfie, avocado and pancakes

Be ready to update your social media post! Unicode Consortium released 77 new emojis, including the highly anticipated avocado emoji, two strips of bacon, a (very topical) gorilla and an arm taking a selfie. Also included a handshake, pancakes, a green salad and a drooling face. However, the new emojis doesn’t include a condom, as …

The new Digital Economy: Shared, Collaborative, On Demand

In recent years a number of online services have emerged that promise to reshape the way that Americans shop, eat, earn a living, go on vacation, get from place to place, and share goods, services and money with each other. Commercial juggernauts like the ride-hailing app Uber or the home-sharing platform Airbnb represent some of …