If it sometimes seems like Facebook has taken over the world, the most recent report from Nielsen on social media usage in the U.S. provides lots of evidence for that belief.
Americans are spending over 50 billion minutes on Facebook a month, which is more than three times as many minutes as on the second leading website, Yahoo, and over four times as much as on Google.
Women dominate that usage time, accounting for 62 percent of all page views at Facebook, and Millennials (ages 18-34) have the highest concentration of visitors there and at most social media sites among all the age groups.
“Social media’s popularity continues to grow, connecting people with just about everything they watch or buy,” stated the report. “Whether it’s a brand icon inviting consumers to connect with a company on LinkedIn, a news ticker promoting an anchor’s Twitter handle, or an advertisement asking a consumer to “like” a product on Facebook, people are constantly being driven to social media.”
A Burmese Thriller-themed wedding in Vegas. A fairytale wedding on a barn. A salsa-fueled wedding in Zihuantanejo, Mexico. All true wedding stories, all different, all requiring a lot of planning. And while a wedding planner can help with a lot of the details, there are certain parts of the wedding process that can be a bonding experience, rather than a stressful one. Such as outfitting the bridesmaids.
Strained eyes from online shopping? Oh, we've been there. Thankfully, the local fashion mavens at Tobi miraculously found the cure for too-much-squinting-strained-eye syndrome by -- get this -- enlarging the photos. So simple. So brilliant.
With their website revamp, Tobi decided to put the customer experience first. As the customer, we're loving it. No more need to press the enlarge button, and no more zoom necessary. When browsing, you get a row of large photos, that allow you to actually see the clothing before clicking to get the juicy details.
Chocolates last about a day; roses, a week. So what's the best way to commemorate everlasting love? We'll take a nod from our tiny, oft-neglected garden where the only plants to survive–let alone flourish–are our lovely succulents. These things are hearty, and a good way to convey to a loved one that you're in it for the long haul.
SF-based online retailer Branch is known for its extensive selection of eco-friendly design items. In fact, the e-boutique was selected as one of TIME Magazine's Green Design 100 just last May. Unfortunately, along with those covetable green goods often comes a rather steep pricetag (hey, nobody said doing good was easy), but right now you can be good to the planet and your wallet during Branch's Hot Summer Sale. Get gorgeous handblown glass from Portland's Esque Studio marked down hundreds of dollars - perfect for your home or as an amazing wedding gift.