Dec 29, 2011

Mobile Year in Review 2011

Is the pen mightier than the sword? Probably not, but the mobile device might be. 2011 wasn't just the year of mobile, it was the year that mobile took over the world, as they say in this video, along with some mind blowing stats. Exciting growth in 2011 and another awesome video following last years.

by MobileFuture

Dec 23, 2011

YouTube Rewind 2011

Rebecca Black presents, the cool and whack of what we watched most on YouTube in 2011.

Find the Top 10 videos and more at

Dec 21, 2011

Adrenaline Driven People Are Awesome

If you like extreme sports, you will like this! Inspiring compilation of people doing extraordinary things.

Dec 19, 2011

Riaad Moosa's Material, Comedy Movie Trailer

South African comedy legend Riaad Moosa, releases his movie called, 'Material' in February 2012.

Nik Rabinowitz is in there too

Dec 16, 2011

Google Zeitgeist 2011

Google Zeitgeist is back, and this time reviewing 2011 search activity, enjoy!

Related Post: 2010 in review.

Dec 14, 2011

Got A Fresher Look, What Do YOU Think?

Yes, I know Blogger is the real cheese of platforms to use, but it does the job for me right now. A simple colour change with some cleaning-up has freshened things up nicely. The darkness and bright text needed to go, the change to a lighter reading area is the right one, in my opinion. The blog is a little wider now, the 'About' and 'Contact' pages have been updated and the navigation text is green as a little reminder of the past.

Check out Before/After and please tune me whether you like (1.) or (2.) below:

The colours since her birth in 2009.

(1.) Too light? Texture comes through better.

(2.) Current. Win. What do you think?

Comment on which you prefer, (1.) or (2.) ... and you could win an iPad  (T's and C's apply) smile

Dec 12, 2011

Android Market Growth [Infographic]

Interesting that the peak time of Android downloads is in the late evening on a Sunday and "Games" (at least 'brain' related games second) is the most downloaded category, but look at the top 4 most active countries per capita. Google Maps Android app navigates over 12 billion miles p/year.

View more Infographics or Visit the Android Apps Market.

Dec 7, 2011

Red Bull: Trick Bikers Hit South Africa

French motorbike trials rider, Julien Dupont is Red Bull's, "Jozi Sessions". To be honest, the video is more scenery and posing then insane skills, but it's nice to find Red Bull's extreme sport monkeys doing their thing in South Africa. Looking forward to the Masters of Dirt at Cape Town Bike Festival!

Brian Capper, South African, Supermoto and trials bike champion recently set out to ride over the arch of Durban's, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Nuts, given the fact that his head is much higher from being on a bike, the ±350m ground cover is a narrow stretch of steps and some points are insanely steep. 

Dec 5, 2011

Social Media 2011 Statistics

Similar to Social Media Revolution, an informative infographic video of Social Media activity in 2011.

  1. 11% of the world population have an account.
  2. There are more Facebook users (±800mil.) than motor vehicles (±750mil.) in the world.
  3. 50% of users log-on daily.
  4. The average user has 130 friends.
  5. The average user spends 700 minutes per month on Facebook.
  6. Every 60 seconds: 510 000 posted comments. 293 000 status updates. 136 000 photos uploaded.      
  7. Ferrari sold 5329 cars last year, but gained 5 267 367 fans.
  8. Facebook accounts for 10% of all mobile data on iPhone's.
  1. 225 million users.
  2. 150 million tweets per day, which equates to 1736 per second.
  3. Highest record of tweets per second is 8900.
  4. The average user has 115 followers.
  5. Lady Gaga has the most followers on Twitter: 15 864 378 followers.
  1. 135 million 'users', which is more than 15x the population of New York City.
  2. A new member joins LinkedIn every 2 seconds.
  3. Age of members: 18-24 = 21% | 25-34 = 36% | 35-54 = 36% | 55+ = 7%
  4. Membership includes executives from every company listed on the Fortune 500.
  1. 490 million unique visitors.
  2. 92 000 000 000 page views per month, leading to 700 000 000 playbacks recorded last year.
  3. 35 hours of video is uploaded per minute.
  4. "more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years."
  5.  Justin Bie(what's his name)'s, "Baby" video has had over 659 070 256 views.
Flicker: 3500 pictures uploaded per second.
Google+: already has more than 50 million users.
Instagram: more than 150 million photos have been uploaded.
Foursquare: over 2 million check-ins per week.

Smartphone owners are 2x more active on social media than non smart phone owners,
60 % admit to using their devices while in the bathroom and woman (55%) 
are more active on social media than men (45%).

Dec 1, 2011

Peugeot RCZ Google Street View Drive

Get behind the wheel of a Peugeot RCZ and plot your trip using Google Street View. Visit the website to begin and while it loads a stop motion of your journey, enjoy learning more about the car. Tip: keep your route short, the site is thirsty on load time.

what road am I on? Tell me and I'll give you a high five!