It's all go this week in the office, with the creative team up in London at Pineapple dance studios filming and us in the SEM team out at the LikeMinds U conference again yesterday! So I have just enough time to update you on a few things I'm loving in the digital world this week...
Pinterest – It's growing at lightning speed!
Paper Karma – Good bye junk mail!
Amazing new technology including - The future of touchscreen and the transplant jaw made by a 3D printer.
Social Media - Pinterest
Everyone's talking about it!
I joined Pinterest when our SEO guru Ross mentioned it, this was before Christmas and since then it has blown up, crossing the 10 million mark faster than any other standalone site in history. Users are enjoying the site so much that the only other sites with more social media time on site are Facebook and Tumblr.
It remains to be seen whether or not Pinterest is just a phase, but already many brands are using the site to share images of their products and with the success of sites like Flickr it could be the next big thing for some brands. It's definitely not for all organisations, but if you've got some great images of your products then maybe test the waters and get them up on Pinterest!
It's hard not to get addicted!
Cool new App - PaperKarma
This is a great App for those of you who hate junk mail (and for those of you still sending direct mail, you may soon be out of business)!
If you have any junk mail that you are simply sick of getting — from magazines, catalogues, coupon books, fliers, credit card offers, and even the Yellow Pages — take a picture of it, and boom, the mafia style team at PaperKarma team will "take care" of it.
Every time a user takes a photo and taps "Unsubscribe," PaperKarma either uses its "massive" database or Mechanical Turk to figure out who sent the junk mail. Then it either submits an "Unsubscribe" form or sends an email application in order to eliminate the paper spam! Problem solved!
The future of touchscreen – A Day Made of Glass
Gorilla glass and what could be shaping our world in the future...
Transplant Jaw made by a 3D printer
A 3D printer-created lower jaw has been fitted to an 83-year-old woman's face in the first operation of its kind.
The jaw was made out of titanium powder, then heated and fused together by a laser one layer at a time. It's pretty amazing, but once designed, it only took a few hours to print.
Once they received the 3D digital design, the part was split up automatically into 2D layers and the cross sections were then sent to the printing machine. It sounds like a scary process for the patient but the advantages are that the surgery time decreases because the implants perfectly fit the patients and hospitalisation time is also reduced – lowering medical costs.
This is just the beginning and technicians say the operation's success paves the way for the use of more 3D-printed body parts in the future.
What are you loving this week?
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