This Happens Every 60 Seconds Online in 2018

How much data is published on the web? A lot of. Very much. We share, like, pin and stream something together. Exactly how important the online web is, this infographic shows facts and figures.

It is now the sixth edition of DOMO, which collected facts and figures about our online activities. They visualized that in the infographic below. The numbers show what happens online in 1 minute.

473,400 tweets in 1 minute

For example, over four million videos are viewed on YouTube and 473,400 tweets are sent. There are also 176,220 Skype calls. 750,000 songs are streamed on Spotify.

We post on Tumblr 79,740 posts and 49,380 photos on Instagram. More than 120 professionals create a LinkedIn profile, on Netflix more than 97,000 hours of movies are streamed and Google processes more than 3.8 million searches.

Would you like to know more about the online activities that take place within 60 seconds? Then view the infographic. Click on the image for a larger copy.

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What’s New in WordPress 5.0, Plus What to Expect From the Gutenberg Editor

Original Article from: https://themeisle.com – By JOHN HUGHES

Each time a new version of WordPress rolls out, we’re all excited about getting to play with its new features. However, few versions in the past have garnered as much buzz around them as WordPress 5.0 because of these two simple words: Gutenberg Editor.

No, we’re not talking about the German guy from the 1400s. Gutenberg is a complete redesign and re-imagination of the WordPress editor. Once WordPress 5.0 ships sometime later in 2018, the default way that people create content with WordPress will radically change.

Big changes to your favorite platform can be difficult to accept. However, even massively popular platforms such as WordPress need to adapt to the times, or risk losing market share. Gutenberg is a bold leap forward, and it’s not the only update that’s coming up.

In this article, we’re going to discuss what makes WordPress 5.0 unique in comparison to previous releases, and then we’ll get into what to expect from WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor. Let’s talk about the future!

WordPress 5.0 will be a bigger jump than recent major updates

If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, then you’ll know how much the platform has changed over time. Even individual updates often bring significant shifts. For example, the 4.9 ‘Tipton’ update enabled users to schedule design changes in the WordPress Customizer so they can go live at later dates, just like post drafts.

WordPress 4.8, on the other hand, brought us plenty of widget updates. For example, if you wanted images in your widgets in the past, you had to add them manually. Now, there are three dedicated media widgets for image, audio, and video files.

Another of our favorite features of 4.8 was the option to check up on nearby WordPress eventsright from your dashboard, which is handy if you want to do some networking:
A list of nearby WordPress events.

However, all the changes we’ve mentioned so far are pretty incremental. They’re useful, but not exactly game-changing. Most WordPress updates have been more about taking small steps forward rather than major leaps – that is, until WordPress 5.0.

What to expect from WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 is kicking “incremental” to the curb with some pretty major changes. The biggest is the aforementioned Gutenberg Editor, which we’ll talk more about in a moment.

But WordPress 5.0 also marks a change to how the platform handles releases. It used to be the case that you could count on getting two major WordPress releases per year, with plenty of mini-updates in the meantime.

Now, the WordPress core team is planning on moving away from that scheduled release model. The idea is that by removing the pressure of predetermined deadlines, the platform will be able to take more significant leaps, and we won’t get updates that feel as though they lack in meaningful content.

Aside from that, here are a few of the other significant changes we’re likely to see once WordPress 5.0 is live:

  • The platform’s focus is moving towards a more intuitive site-building experience. WordPress already leads the pack in terms of market share. And by improving WordPress’ site-building functionality, the core team aims to hold that market share against the rise of hosted website builders.
  • We’ll see some improvements to the WordPress Rest API. The WordPress Rest APIhelps developers create more feature-rich products by making it easier to send and pull data from your website. This update means developers will be able to more easily create applications using the platform as a framework.
  • Building custom themes will become easier. In the past, you needed at least a simple development background to put together a WordPress theme. With Gutenberg, theme creation will become much more accessible thanks to blocks.
  • Page builder plugins might lose some relevance. There are a lot of fantastic page-builder tools that you can use with WordPress, some of which rival professional platforms. Gutenberg won’t be a match for them at first, but it might dissuade people from using them in the long run.

What the Gutenberg editor means for you

the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0

The launch of Gutenberg means that you’ll need to get acquainted with a whole new editing experience. Right now, WordPress 5.0 is still poised to ship in 2018, but no one knows exactly when. When that happens, you can expect a lot of activity for a few weeks, as everyone learns to contend with the new editor.

Don’t panic – if you don’t want to use the Gutenberg Editor, you’ll still be able to keep the classic editor by installing the official Classic Editor plugin.

However, you can get a head start and find out exactly what you’re in for. Right now, you can test a beta version of Gutenberg by installing a simple plugin. Or, if you just want to play around with the Gutenberg Editor without installing the plugin, you can use the Frontenberg site:

GutenbergGutenberg

Author(s): Gutenberg Team

Current Version: 3.8.0

Last Updated: September 12, 2018

gutenberg.3.8.0.zip

We don’t recommend installing the plugin on your live site quite yet. Instead, use a staging site or a WordPress test site.

For more details about how the editor works, you can check out our complete Gutenberg Editor guide. Keep in mind, though, that there’s still some time before WordPress 5.0 ships, so there are likely to be more changes to the editor.

Gutenberg will affect themes and plugins, too

Aside from your own editing experience, Gutenberg will also bring important changes to a lot of your favorite plugins and themes. For example, we’ll probably see the emergence of a lot of Gutenberg-friendly themes, which will be designed to take advantage of all the new features the editor offers.

Similarly, you’ll see changes with some of your favorite plugins. A lot of plugins interact with the WordPress editor directly, whether that’s to add new functionality or include shortcodes. Those plugins will need to become Gutenberg compatible, unless they want to alienate a large part of their user base. Years from now, it might even be common to find plugins that only support Gutenberg.

When is the WordPress 5.0 release date?

Unfortunately, because of that change in approach we highlighted earlier, we don’t know exactly when WordPress 5.0 will be released.

For now, the official answer is basically “when it’s ready”, which probably won’t be until near the end of 2018 at the earliest.

Get ready because the times they are a-changin’

Each major release of WordPress brings changes to the way we use the platform. However, even before it’s out, we can say with complete certainty that 5.0 will fundamentally change the way most people interact with WordPress because of the Gutenberg Editor.

If you’re old-school, you’ll be able to stick with the classic WordPress editor for the foreseeable future. However, if you plan on adapting, you’ll want to start reading up on how Gutenberg works right away. This will give you a leg up on the competition once WordPress 5.0 is live, and will help you determine which of your themes and plugins may be most affected.

Why Dynamic Digital Marketing Teams Need Digital Asset Management

Ref: https://stackla.com

This very minute, there are hundreds of marketers around the world in search of the perfect visual asset to complete their latest digital ad, social post, email campaign, webpage, blog or mobile app.

We’ve all been there: sifting through various internal databases and folders, scouring the internet and social networks for an image that’s relevant and interesting while still having the right composition and not looking “too stock photo-y”.

Unfortunately, this daily struggle is all too real for most of today’s marketers, who are constantly fighting to break through the noise and quickly reach their audiences with the right message, in the right place, at the right time. But it’s nearly impossible to reach people in our “always on” culture without compelling visuals.

Seeing Is Believing

People now have shorter attention spans than goldfish, making images the fastest way to capture, and hopefully hold, their attention. Not only are visuals processed 60,000 times faster than text, but adding an image to a piece of information can significantly help people remember it.  And the data proves just how effective visual content can be:

  • Articles with an image once every 75-100 words receive double the social media shares as articles with fewer images (Buzzsumo)
  • 4x as many consumers would prefer to watch a video about a product than to read about it (Animoto)
  • Tweets with images receive 150% more retweets than tweets without images (Buffer Social)
  • Facebook posts with images see 2.3X more engagement than those without images (BuzzSumo)

Since strong visual assets are the foundation of successful marketing campaigns, efficiently sourcing, managing and distributing visual content needs to be a top priority for marketers.

Calming The Content Chaos

Luckily, new, AI-powered digital asset managers (DAMs), like our Stackla Asset Manager, have been designed with the needs of dynamic marketing teams in mind. This new breed of DAMs can help fast-moving teams like yours centralize asset management, improve visibility and collaboration, dynamically distribute content and expand your asset library.

  • Centralize Asset Management – With so much content being produced across your teams and regions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, DAMs can function as a centralized place to track and store all those visual assets. There are even asset managers, like Stackla, that use visual recognition and AI technology to automatically tag and apply relevant metadata to each asset for quick discovery and usability. Adding to these massive time savings, AI-powered content organization also makes leveraging, reusing and repurposing the best visuals in your library easier than ever.
  • Improve Visibility & Collaboration – Whether you’re creating a social ad or an email campaign, chances are there are multiple people — internal and external — that you need to work with. But if everyone can’t easily find, use and share the same visual assets, it’s going to significantly slow down your productivity. DAMs provide a single source of truth for all your digital assets and enable everyone — from designers and developers to brand managers and digital agencies — to have configurable access to the assets needed, helping to move projects and campaigns forward more smoothly and quickly.
  • Dynamically Distribute Content – Since an image is only as good as it is actionable, DAMs can help you dynamically distribute your visual content seamlessly throughout all your core marketing channels. So, instead of jumping into and out of various platforms and systems in order to publish the same image across your website, Facebook page and digital billboard, you can take all those actions from a single, intuitive platform.
  • Expand Your Asset Library – Beyond simply cataloging and delivering all your digital assets, the Stackla Asset Manager is the only DAM that can help you actively build a rich library of unique and engaging visual assets by allowing you to source authentic user-generated content from across the social web – offering automated rights management workflows to streamline content approvals.

Everyday, modern marketing teams need to rapidly create, share and publish various types of visual content across numerous different channels. With the help of DAMs, digital marketers can centralize their assets, streamlining workflows and distribution while saving time and improving productivity.