15 Creative Digital Kitchen Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

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Few areas of the home have been as impacted by digital home revolution we are now all experiencing as the kitchen. Established brands, tech giants and creative startups are all focused pretty heavily on making our cooking and eating more efficient and convenient.

From refrigerators to spoons to crockpots, nothing in the kitchen is off-limits. I’ve scoured the internet and have included some of the most creative digital kitchen gadgets i could find.

Which Industries See the Most Facebook Post Engagement?

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Facebook page management has always been a moving target for marketers. What works to spark engagement one day may be completely ineffective the next and the tools and functionality available to page owners changes literally overnight. Of course, a smart Facebook advertising campaign is the one constant in staying in news feeds and generating post engagement over the years, but even Facebook’s ad offerings change frequently.

So which industries have this Facebook post engagement thing mastered? As part of the promotional campaign for their latest Social Engagement Benchmark Report, ExactTarget analyzed over 2 million Facebook posts sent from their platform in 2013 and created the interesting infographic below. The measured post engagement by industry and when the engagement occurred.

How Do Teens Use Social Media? (Infographic)

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Finding various consumer segments were they congregate and are most comfortable is an inexact and often frustrating science. Just when you think you’ve mastered the preferences and tastes of a certain demographic, their interests shift and you have to start over. This interest cycle has accelerated significantly with the evolution of digital. Now, what a certain segment of the population prefers for communication channels or even devices changes constantly as technology progresses. Need proof? Just look at the average age of an active Facebook user over the past 10 years to see a pretty sizable shift in preferences.

One of the most fickle consumer segments is teens. They are often early adopters of the latest gadgets and platforms, making reaching them pretty much a moving target, at times. This also makes them a decent bellweather for what we can expect for older demographics down the road.One thing we know to be true about this segment: the are all over social media. In fact,95% of all teens in the U.S. have access to the Internet and 90% of them are on social media.

Here is an interesting infographic that illustrates a digital day in the life of a teen.

Everything Happening Right Now on the Internet (Real-Time Stat Graphic)

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You are reading this post, so the odds are really good that you have a little interest in digital stats. Most people who find this site are searching for something specific and then get sucked in by the amount of stats that are available for most digital properties. I enjoy collecting them and try to update each post semi-regularly to keep them relevant and somewhat reliable.

What if you could get these stats in real-time? What if you could find out stuff like how many likes are occurring on Facebook or how many video hours are being watched on YouTube right now? Now you can.

How Many Mobile Users do the Top US Social Networks Have?

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Over the past few years, a major goal (next to profitability) of most social networks has been to figure out mobile. Everyone knows mobile media consumption has been growing exponentially year over year, but marketing your digital product to mobile users is significantly different than how you build desktop adoption. Many of the major networks have figured things out by now and mobile usage of their apps has exploded.

Here is a little subset of my individual stat posts that focuses on just how many mobile users each of these networks have.

Can Google’s Latest Purchase Save Google Plus?

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For those who are social media savvy, it goes without saying that Google Plus has struggled. In comparison to some of the biggest social networks, with Facebook being something of a model example, it seemed as though Google’s own channel has not secured the scope of audience it desired. However, the company still sees value in the brand. The best way that this can be illustrated, in recent memory, is through its purchase of Polar.