A provocative question was posed on Twitter by @conradhacker, who is a Pew Research demographer: are smartphones really making us less social?
A quick, separate online search found several stories quoting psychiatrists, everyday folk, and others claiming that mobile devices are negatively impacting personal interactions. As an example, Dr. Gail Saltz, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, told NBC News: “Staring at your phone during a meal with your child is not a good thing.”
Maybe not, but is it a new thing? The embedded picture of heads buried in the newspaper brought me back decades and decades. That happened on more than one occasion at our kitchen table. We turned out OK. Actually, way better than OK.
Mitt Romney's tweets had to be approved by 22 people during the 2012 election, according to The Verge. In case you are wondering, my wife doesn’t approve Notes From A Mobilized Marketer. I’m just happy when she reads it.
iPhone 6 made it into Yahoo’s top 10 searches of 2014 despite information being everywhere. Then again, the same can be said for the Kardashians.
Many say that mobile has changed the purchasing funnel. McKinsey says the process is "circular”.
Wise words from @michaelwolf: “Until people drop their bundles, stop saying cable is dying.” I’m bundled. With Comcast, it feels more like a trap.
Steve Jobs famously dissed the phablet form factor. That was then. iPhone 6 Plus has grabbed 41% of the U.S. phablet market (Kantar).
No turkey - 70% of Walmart's Thanksgiving traffic was mobile.
Just one-third of publishers say their emails are fully optimized for mobile (eMarketer).
Finally an online ad that spoke to me - Provision a petabyte of data warehouse capacity in less than five minutes. I found my petabyte. WTF?
I wonder how many marketers pushed back on extending Black Friday for weeks, knowing dilution would come by making every day a “sale” day.
Sell a selfie stick in South Korea & you may get 3 years in jail. Here, you only get mocked for using one.
52% of Google health searches come via mobile.
70% of retailers surveyed by shop.org have invested in a mobile-optimized site.