Data & Intelligence | by Danny Meadows-Klue
Michael Jackson's death triggered surges to the web that slowed Google, crashed Twitter and saw millions of tracks downloaded in days. The horrors in Iran drove people online both inside and outside the country, and the single actions of Iranians with cameras and web connections revealed the truth to the world.
The web has given everyone a voice and it's at times like these the scale of change is clearest. We've been tracking the rise of social media for five years and there are more examples here: www.DigitalTrainingAcademy.com/socialmedia.
Meanwhile in the advertising industry the switch to the web remains unfaltering - even though growth appears to be stalling in the US, brands in every country continue switching budgets online because pressured marketers are looking for accountability. This is something we've seen first hand in auditing the effectiveness of brands' marketing spends.
This month we've also included links and comment about the UK's 'Digital Britain' report and the framework for developing our own digital economy.