The 15 digital trends getting the most buzz online


The leading digital trends of the moment have been identified by an online listening tool. 
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The tool, Crimson Hexagon, looked through available data from the Internet to see which topics would be significant enough to become leading digital trends.

Even if it’s impossible to determine whether these trends will become part of our daily vocabulary, it is still possible to see which ones grown the most in online chatter over the past year.

The trends are ranked by the largest percent increase in mentions on the Web and you can take a closer look at them here – tell us which ones you think will break into the mainstream.

Google search to display tweets


Tweets in Google search resultsTwitter has announced that tweets will be displayed in Google search results in the future.

After an arrangement between the web company and the social network, tweets will be showcased in user profiles on Google results for the first six half of 2015.

This deal has been made with a long-term view, with Twitter aiming to attract more people to the site by getting tweets seen by non-users.

Learn more about the plans here.

Twitter tests ‘Instant Timelines’


Twitter.Twitter is testing a new service to engage its new users. 

Since January, Twitter has been testing a new feature called “Instant Timeline” on a subset of Android users.

This feature is addressed to new users as it makes the process of signing in much easier by scanning and analysing your contacts and who they follow.

Their Twitter streams will thus be filled with tweets that Twitter thinks may interest them without needing to follow these accounts.

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, explains: “we believe that anyone should be able to come to Twitter and immediately feel deeply immersed in that world”. 

Learn more about this new feature here and tell us what you think about it.

Creative Trends Report


Creative Trends ReportShutterstock has released its 2015 Creative Trends Report, revealing the latest global design developments.

The report is based on search insights from Shutterstock’s own library of images, music, and videos, revealing interesting statistics around current trends.

It covers visual preferences around the world, highlighting themes such as ‘geometric’ for France, ‘vintage’ for Brazil, and ‘clean eating’ for Australia.

It also looks at design trends, social trends, and top music moods.

Take a look at the whole report here and tell us which trends are influencing your design choices.

Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015


Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015A new report examines how technology is booming globally, with record numbers of people using mobiles and going online.

We Are Social’s ‘Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015’ reveals that internet usage around the world is currently at almost 42%, including half a billion first time internet users last year.

Global mobile penetration hit 50% last year, which is equivalent to 3.65bn mobile users, and this is expected to drive internet adoption during the next few years.

The report compiles statistics from over 240 countries and also reveals that nearly a third (29%) of the world’s population has an active social media account.

Find out more from the report here.

The world’s first self-destructing book


Self-destructing bookA bestselling author is offering one lucky reader the world’s first self-destructing book.

James Patterson is offering a self-destructing copy of his latest novel ‘Private Vegas’ for £194,000 to one lucky reader – after twenty four hours, the book will actually explode.

A thousand digital copies of the book will also be released; these will also ‘self-destruct’ after a day and feature a countdown at the top of the screen.

The stunt has been designed to put the thrill back into publishing in the digital age – although a normal hardback edition has also been published for readers who prefer to take their time.

Find out more about the book here and let us know what you think of the campaign.

Is the United Kingdom ready to be digital-first?


Digital Inside OutFujitsu has published a new report which looks at Britain’s digital landscape, revealing some interesting facts.

The study shows that 84% of consumers ‘always or sometimes’ use a digital service when it is offered, with 66% stating that digital services speed up a process.

In addition, the digital services that we use or value the most include online shopping, online banking, and ‘click and collect’, showing how the convenience of e-commerce is driving Britain towards becoming digital-first.

The infographic also covers digital communication and how to educate the public on digital services.

Take a look at the whole infographic here and let us know what you think.

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