Moving World Wednesday 24/10/2012

Hello all, it’s half way to Friday!

Here’s this weeks mix of stats, news and views from across the Moving World!


UK teens spend 17 hours a week on the internet, matching TV for the first time.
The final Obama and Romney debate generated 6.5m tweets



Apple launch iPad mini to rival Amazon and Google, including a guest cameo from our very own Madefire chiclet (also visible here on the Apple website.

After 80 years in print, Newsweek goes digital only.

Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter and Square) asks “Why do we call users, users?

The European Commission approves Project Oscar, the mobile wallet joint venture from Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone

Happy 50th birthday LEDs – The inventor reflects on their history

Ikea move a store with help from volunteers, who then volunteered to have a party. (Thanks Julia)

German L-Bank release their annual report as a gallery installation



The City of Melbourne have been using pedestrian counters to better understand how people use the streets.

Londons ethnic groupings mapped using language recognition and Twitter geolocation.

A lovely little archive of ‘paper bag ephemera’ (Also in digital book form)