Tracking the rise of voice-specific queries such as “call mom”, “call dad” and “navigate home” are an unexpected but surprisingly accurate way to map the growth of voice search and voice commands. As an aside, anyone can track this data for themselves by entering the same terms into Google Trends. It’s interesting to think what the signature voice commands might be for tracking the use of smart home hubs like Amazon Echo in a few years’ time. … [Read more...] about What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?
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It’s unclear what pushed so many sites to begin embedding Instagram posts and widgets on their pages in 2016. Instagram introduced the ability to embed people’s posts on sites back in July 2013 and rolled out follow buttons, or “badges,” in November 2012. Instagram’s monthly user base growing from 400 million people in September 2015 to 600 million people in December 2016 likely helped. But it doesn’t explain what spurred the adoption spike in May 2016, when the number of sites featuring Instagram posts and widgets jumped by 77 percent month over month. … [Read more...] about Instagram’s web footprint surpassed Twitter’s in 2016
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