2011 is expected to be a great year for mobiles and apps.

With the Mobile World Congress in full swing, this is the best time to review last year’s performance and get some perspective on the market. And more precisely the U.S. market, via an infographic, courtesy of PSFK: Two Hundred Trillion Text Messages

Two Hundred Trillion Text Messages by PSFK

Two Hundred Trillion Text Messages by PSFK

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Welcome back to the mobile week as the Mobile World Congress continues to unfold here in Barcelona.

Today’s post is a playful and very efficient presentation found on Slideshare: Going Native: The Anthropology of Mobile Apps by Josh Clark at Global Moxie.

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As the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, I’m pleased to share yet another awesome and insightful presentation by Yiibu.
Remember the one on the Mobile Journey Through The Digital Divide?

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As we’re approaching the beginning of the Mobile World Congress next Monday, I will share with you more information on mobiles as I find them across the vast plains of the web.
Today: how do people use them around the world? An infographic created by Wilson Electronics.

Mobile Use Around The World

Mobile Use Around The World

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For advertisers, it’s not the game, it’s the audience and the scene. It’s the ads.

Ads: a few picks

The Force: it garnered over 10 million views before the game even started

You can view a rundown of all the ads on Sports Business Daily

There were those that were banned, like this raunchy PETA one:

Historically, Mashable also offers the list of the Top 10 Most Shared Super bowl Ads Of All Times for you to see.

The celebrities:
Loads of them were there. Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Micheal Douglas, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx… as cited by the Canadian Press. More such gossip on Hollywood Today and you can see pictures of the celeb attendees on DailyPress.

The social networks:
Some of the aforementioned “celebs” even shared their Super Bowl on social platforms. Will I Am from the Black Eyed Peas, for example, shared via Twitter his whole Super Bowl experience, from the pre-parties to the game itself. Check out the stream of pictures Will I Am took and shared.

WillIAm SuperBowl2011

WillIAm SuperBowl2011

Facebook was all into it too, riding the tidal wave: take a look at at their live voting system during the game. Beyond that, the digital marketing agency Twist Image, published earlier last week an article rightly entitled: Who Will Win The Superbowl? Facebook… That’s Who

And of course, all the ads were available on YouTube… All of them are on the ad blitz channel. Go vote for your favorite!

But there weren’t just the celebs or the brands. ‘Real’ people too. Yes. I, for one, plead guilty too for playing around with the topic on Twitter and posting away on Facebook via a local Super Bowl in Paris group. Twitter was buzzing with comments as the action unfolded. The best avatar of all was Michelle‘s. You remember her, right? Take a look: she sure is rooting for the Steelers*.

Michmski SuperBowl2011 Steelers

Michmski SuperBowl2011 Steelers

Which brings me to…

The audience, i.e. the fans:
Did you know that the President of the United States also hosted his own Super Bowl Party? I would have guessed so much but CNN really took it to the nitty gritty by publishing the menu of the White House Super Bowl party. Uh. No wonder debates about journalism are rife. But let’s leave that debate aside for now.

So. Fans. According to a New York Times articles, Gridiron Girls, women are becoming big fans. Right, Michelle?

This leads me to the last but not least part of this quick roundup: the funkiest video by the one and only — Michelle. Go STEEEEELERS*!

*As I write this up, the game is ongoing so there is no reflection in this post of the upcoming score. I was showing the Packers some love… just because it seemed everyone was for the Steelers. LOL

UPDATE: 4.20 AM Paris time – The Packers have won! Congratulations!!! See you all next year – live from the U.S. maybe?

Did you say “mobile?”

This is the year of the mobile.
To start this mobile cycle, here’s an infographics by Vision Mobile.

The Mobile Developer Journey

The Mobile Developer Journey

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As we enter the last day of 2010, here is the short cut to visualizing time from 550 BC to 2010. Today.
It’s the at-a-glance infographic that sums up the history of Social Media, starting with the postal services to the much publicized and criticized launch of Google Buzz. I found it on Skloog

History of Social Media

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