Selfie, Tweep and Hashtag Join Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Hashtag, selfie, and tweep are some of the new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2014. These terms represent how social media is influencing globally & has become a trendsetter. Some of the terms related to technology, social media & networking added to the dictionary.

You can join the conversation on twitter using hashtag #MW2014NewWords. Tweep, selfie, and hashtag shows how we communicate on the net & Words like crowdfunding, gamification, and big data shows how business is done.

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Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps & Big Data – Stats on Tech Mega Trends Affecting Business

Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps & Big Data have become the important trends affecting business. People who use mobile phones and tablets to access the Internet will outnumber those who use a PC by 2015. This is important for marketers as they have to develop marketing strategies to target these people. Tablets have been selling aggressively & content developers have to keep this in mind while developing apps, sites. People search on the move & many searches are conducted on mobile.

90% of mobile searches lead to action & 50% lead to a purchase. 60% of mobile users expect a website to load in less than three seconds. This should be kept in mind while developing mobile sites. Mobile sites should load faster. 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.