creativegeneralist.com review

Creative Generalist is  a website founded by Steve Hardy for curious thinkers that appreciate new ideas from various resource. This website made for connecting broad thinkers one with another to share and see new ideas, news, and perspectives.They can share their thoughts and perspectives about anything by reviewing anything, positively or negatively, that can be enjoyed by everyone,

Basically, they can share anything. Photos, videos, articles, papers, and blogs that categorized in  stories, health, technology, education, and leisure.

They categorized the content in to four categories: 

Overview; Wander and Wonder

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Inspiration; synthesize and summarize

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Blog; link and leap

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People; mix and match

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A a first timer, I think this blog is not really informative in the home section. They don’t show what are they and what we can do in this website very clearly. The design is not really attractive for me, and doesn’t feel inviting to click more. Maybe this website is useful for loyal user and people who have been in this website for long. But I don’t think this website, especially the layout, is new-user friendly.

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Trend Predictions of 2012, is it really happening?

In the end of the year through early year, there is always something that we looking forward to: trend predictions of next year. BusinessNewsDaily wrote about 30 big ideas, trends, and predictions for 2012. This is a last year article, but we can look back which trends actually happened and which predictions that is not really big in 2012.

BusinessNewsDaily asked small business owners nationwide about what trends and big ideas they think will rise in 2012. They mention the trend predictions in technologies, business, and social media and digital marketing. There are lots of interesting predictions mentioned here.

In technology area, gesture- recognition technology, local and mobile search, outsourcing IT functions, personalized business software, cloud computing, mobile learning, customized enterprise application stores, easier to make website, and internet accessible TV. For business, they mentioned about China will dominate the global market, small business acquisition with bigger business, franchise business increase, and strategic technology consulting. They wrote about social media will be growing in 2012. They predict that in 2012 social media will be the source for recruitment and there will be a proximity-based social media that will search people nearby who has similarity with us. Digital marketing also has its trend in 2012. They said that marketer have to understand the chatter to know their buying power. Digital coupon book also going to be a trend in 2012.

It’s interesting that some of these predictions really become a trend in 2012. Social media sure is a new way of communicating and marketing. It’s true that people use social media for everything, including buying decision and online shopping. Cloud computing also becomes a trend in IT world because it ease user to share and save. The prediction about China is also true because lots of China companies dominate the market in 2012.

So what’s next for 2013? Will social media growing or fall off? Will China continues to dominate the market? Are tablets and smartphones still in? Will there be something more advanced than cloud computing? We just can’t wait of what’s will happen in 2013. 

Need enlightenment in trend insights? Tinsider it is!

I just knew this helpful blog from Creativity and Innovation class, one cool class that I’ve been attended. They told us to check out on this cool blog, Tinsider.com. It turns out to be a light, but enlighten us on what’s the trend that has been going nowadays.

I love how Tinsider give choices on how you want to view this website. They give seven choices on how you want to view this website; classic, flipcard, magazine, mosaic, sidebar, snapshot, and timeslide. Personally, I prefer mosaic because it arrange the blocks (contains of pictures and words) beautifully.

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The more i read on Tinsider, more insight that I get. They put many information about trends in innovations, recent news, fashion, food, technology, cool stuffs, and other trend insight.

One stuff that caught my attention is a post about a creative Colgate ad. It shows a girl that eating ice cream and the ice cream stick turns out to be a toothbrush. I think it’s a really cool way to tell kids to not forget to take care of their teeth after eating sweets. I definitely not going to forget to brush my teeth if I just ate an ice cream like this!

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Readers, I recommend this website if you want to know today’s trend insights, or just to pass your time, especially if you love simple and clean design like Tinsider!

Here it is!

http://tinsiders.blogspot.com