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📡 Analysing 6 billion emojis on Twitter. And Phonelessness.

Welcome to this week's 😍Pulse! So, how does it look? I mean the banner ☝️(and the logo and colours).
October 7 · Issue #9 · View online
Welcome to this week’s 😍Pulse!
So, how does it look? I mean the banner ☝️(and the logo and colours).
Love it? Hate it? You don’t care? Click reply button & let me know.
Before diving into this week’s Pulse, I’ve got a favour to ask.
Yesterday, I launched our Telegram channel on Product Hunt. If you’re on PH, your support (in the form of an Upvote & comment) would mean A LOT!
Thank you so much for being a part of Perspective IX family.

📰 News
  • Banksy’s Girl with Balloon painting sold at auction for over $1 million — then automatically shredded itself. [WashingtonPost] Now the question is: was it ruined or actually went up in value!? You decide.

  • Spotify turns 10 today. Whether you think it’s ruined music or it’s a post-CD paradise, I’m sure we can all agree that it has changed the music industry for good. [TheGuardian] Just for the record, I’m a big fan of Spotify. Here’s what I listen to when I’m studying/relaxing; and here’s what’s streaming when I need that fire.

  • Just a couple of days until Google’s Pixel 3 event. With pretty much everything leaked already, let’s hope for a surprise from tech giant. Here’s a summary of everything you can expect from Google’s event via [TechCrunch | TheVerge].
🧠 Insights
Cellphone addiction & Phonelessness - Credit: Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash
54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time.
Teens encounter a range of emotions when they do not have their cellphones, but anxiety tops the list. According to Pew Research, girls are more likely than boys to express feelings of anxiety (by a 49% to 35% margin) and loneliness.
Share of teen girls who say they feel ______ when they do not have their cellphone:
  • 😟 Anxious 49%
  • 😔 Lonely 32%
  • ☹️ Upset 28%
  • 😌 Relieved 18%
  • 😁 Happy 18%
  • ⭕️ None of these 23%
Read more on Pew Research.

📊 Statistics
Engagement Rate on Instagram based on Image Format - Credit: SocialBakers
Instagram Image Formats
According to SocialBakers, the format of your #Instagram image does not influence engagement. So, keep Instagramming and don’t worry if your photo is horizontal or vertical!
❓ What’s your preferred format?

Emotions in Europe - Credit: Brandwatch
Emotions in Europe
After analysing over 6 billion #Emojis over two years on Twitter, Brandwatch published the Emoji report. Using Unicode’s official classifications, the emojis were segmented as positive and negative. Here’s how Europe feels - in Emoji!
Europe 🇪🇺
  • The most positive countries are Montenegro 🇲🇪, Monaco 🇲🇨, and Gibraltar 🇬🇮
  • The most negative countries are Netherlands 🇳🇱, United Kingdom 🇬🇧, and Greece 🇬🇷
  • 85% of tweets from Vatican City 🇻🇦 are positive 😇
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  • The most negative city in the UK is Edinburgh
  • The most positive city is Belfast
For more, check out Brandwatch Emoji Report.

The Global Advertising Market - Credit: Marketing Charts
Social & Search to Dominate the Global Advertising Market
According to a forecast from Zenith, the global advertising market is expected to expand by 4.5% this year and then by 4.2% in both 2019 and 2020.
Driving growth will be social media advertising, predicted to rise by 16% annually from 2017 through 2020, and search, with a forecast annual growth rate of 8% through that period.
Read more on Marketing Charts.
📱 Tools & Apps
  • Yolt: Unthink money. All your financial accounts in one place. Analysed.
  • AirBar: Connect your AirPods to your Mac with one click.
  • Sans Forgetica: Scientifically designed font to help remember study notes.
  • Spark Mail: A fantastic email client for power-users. Made us love email again. [macOS | iOS]
🎮 Fun Stuff
🙀 Oh, Meow God! 🙀 Oh, Meow God!
Someone recreated Apple’s new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and it’s excellent Someone recreated Apple’s new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and it’s excellent
Now, let’s go back!
EMS VCS3 Putney - Credit:
Meet Control Panel: a blog in praise of dials, toggles, buttons, and bulbs!
And now this:
Me looking at the mf that honked at my mom
1:20 AM - 4 Oct 2018
This is not goodbye...
This is: 👋
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