Fashion Trends 2014 in an Infographic by CircleMe

Are you curious to know what might be trending in fashion this Christmas season? Which brands will win the race for coolest and most wanted fashion brands of 2014? Well, just look inside CircleMe’s interest-graph!

Thanks to the activity that (many) thousands of users do periodically on the platform, expressing preferences and intentions to consume for millions of diverse interests, we were able to collect some of this data focusing on a very “trendy” (especially during the Christmas shopping season) topic, Fashion.

Identifying a pool of 10,000 active Circlers with an interest in Fashion (ranging from 20 to 40 years old and distributed globally), we were able to rank the top high-luxury, pret-a-porter, accessible-fashion and other popular fashion brands for overall popularity and also for trending popularity (considering the last 12 weeks of activities on CircleMe).

Some of the results are visible in this Infographic we developed. We hope you enjoy it and share it on the web. As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments on this.

#bewhatyoulike … also when you dress up! 😉

[Here the link to our post on CircleMe: http://www.circleme.com/activities/2230331

 

Trends in Fashion 2014 – Infographic by CircleMe (Nov.2014)

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Burning Man, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad and Horror Movies have their own Trivia now!

Oh yes, more trivia quizzes!

We heard your requests to have more topics to challenge your knowledge on! For this reason, from today we are releasing other 5 new trivia quizzes for you on Burning Man, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad and Horror Movies!

You can play them here: http://circleme.com/trivia

CircleMe Trivia

Show how much you know about these topics, and challenge your friends to show them you are the real guru. But remember, not only you have to be right, you also have to be quick! We account for completion time of the quiz (you know, just to avoid you ask help to your dear friend ‘wiki’;) ).

We will look for you in the rankings – have fun!

#bewhatyoulike with our #circlemetrivia

It’s CircleMe TRIVIA time!

On CircleMe we have thousands of very passionate people, about any topic you can think of. Well, with the summer time and a little bit of extra time free, we thought to throw in a little fun TRIVIA game for all our passionate users (and anyone else, actually).

You can play immediately here: http://circleme.com/trivia (see some rules below the picture)

Are you a guru on a specific topic? Do you feel no one is as passionate as you about something? Show us “you can walk the walk”! Challenge yourself with the first 10 quizzes we launched today. Prove you are the GURU and rank #1 on our score list. Choose from topics such as Star Wars, Daft Punk, Quentin Tarantino, great movie directors, Game of Thrones, the Football World Cup, and many others. We will also upload new trivia quizzes based on your suggestions (tell us what you’d like to see by writing to us at support [at] circleme dot com, or using the suggest button on the CircleMe Trivia page).

CircleMe Trivia

Anyone can play CircleMe Trivia. You do not need to be registered to CircleMe. If you then want to be ranked against other users, or if you want to challenge your friends, then you can SignUp (in less than 1 minute!).

Note few more things on the Trivia game:

1) The score will be calculated based on the % of correct answers you will give (over the total) and also considering the time factor (we just want to make sure you don’t go on Wikipedia to find out every answer ;-p).

2) You can play one specific quiz only once. Since we show the answers, wouldn’t be smart to make you play twice, would it?

3) Rankings will be updated always in real-time so you can always check on how you are doing vs your friends. Make sure you spread the word and see who is the real “guru” of a specific topic.

We will be updating the quizzes and introducing new ones weekly, so keep on checking the page. Even if you don’t do well on the first trivia quizzes, you’ll be able to catch up in a future one, no worries.

So, ready to discover if you are a GURU at any topic, or you’re just a “wanna be”? Go now, play, and challenge your friendshttp://circleme.com/trivia

#bewhatyoulike and #havefun!

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Guide

This year for Valentine’s Day, CircleMe has been inspiring the community by adding over 65 articles to the Valentine’s Day guide including content on the 10 best Valentine’s Day bouquets, original and romantic gifts for fashion and tech lovers, the best love puns, gourmet Valentine’s Day recipes and much more. Browse all the list here: CircleMe Valentine’s Guide! S.Valentine's Day Guide CircleMe

If you are short on ideas on how to make the Love of your Life feel loved, then you can also explore content around chocolate, romantic films, love songs and even the perfect dress code for a romantic date.

And there’s more: we have pulled together a list of 200 of the most romantic restaurants across the globe, creating the first online guide about this topic. It includes tips on the décor, food and atmosphere – and it’s for any kind of budget! You can see the complete list of the places here: Romantic Dinner and it’s available also on CircleMe iOS app in ‘Plants’ and then ‘Guides’.

S.Valentine's Day Romantic Dinner

CircleMe is a virtual place where you can live, increase and discover what you love in life! For this Valentine’s Day #bewhatyoulike with CircleMe!

JOIN THE COMMUNITY HERE 

‘The chicken or the egg’ dilemma solved!

At CircleMe, we have made the concept of “continuous innovation” our mantra and our driver each day. In order to innovate, we need to be ready to transform and revolutionize what we have done so far. To transform though, it is important to understand where we are coming from, and where we are going… and so, the resolution of “the chicken and the egg” dilemma becomes crucial to our day-to-day business. Today, we believe we have solved this dilemma!

Even though we continue to pursue great new partnerships with content and service providers, which enable our users to enjoy their passions more, we knew this was not enought. While we consistently improve our algorithms for taste-graph analysis and recommendation, we just thought you deserved more!

For this reason, today we are releasing a very special feature which we internally call “CEDG” or “Chicken-Egg Dilemma Solver” (it is a technical term – please write to us at support@circleme.com if you’d like to know more about the detailed explanation of this complex term). Due to the incredible impact it will probably have on all our user base, the overall Internet community and (most likely) the entire human race, we have decided to activate this feature just for a day, starting now. We realize that an abuse of such ‘awesomeness’ could really be too disruptive for the rest of the Internet players and population, hence for this reason we are limiting its fruition to the next 24 hours. I am sure our competitors will be very thankful for our decision. (And we respond: “You’re welcome! ;-D” )

We know, we know. Once you will see it you will be asking yourself how were we able to come up with such intuition, and then develop it only in a few months. You will wonder who is the genius behind all of this, and how come never anyone had thought about this problem’s resolution in such terms. But hey, what can we say? That’s what true innovation and disruption is all about, and why you have the CircleMe team work on tough stuff like this.

Alright: ready for the CircleMe revolutionary feature? If you say so, well… take a deep breath and log-in now. Amazingly enough, the chicken and egg dilemma will fade away in seconds as the solution is hatched in front of you.

And sure thing… you’re welcome! ;-D

CircleMe User Interview #3: Rodrigo Hortschlaki

As you use CircleMe, do you ever wonder about some of the users who are adding their Likes? We certainly do, and that’s why we’ve been bringing you interviews with a collection of some of the people who make CircleMe great : -) Today we have an interview with another great Circler: Rodrigo Hortschlaki.

Rodrigo's CircleMe Profile

Who are you?

My name is Rodrigo Hortschlaki, I’m a graphic design student from Guatemala City, Guatemala.  I also work as a content manager in a social media agency and love design, music and social media so much.

Rodrigo

CircleMe is all about passions and things people love. If you could only choose 3 passions, what would these be? Why these 3?

1. Design:  Because for me design is a diferent way of living.

2. Music: As Shakira says “Music is the soundtrack of our lives”,  I don’t know who I would be without any music in my life.  It’s terrible just to think of it :S

3. Social Media: 3 years ago when I was watching a Facebook keynote, someone came and told me I was wasting my time watching this stream and bla bla. Now I can say “JA! JA!” to that person, now I work with Facebook and many other social networks, its such a new way of work which I’m enjoying so much.

Tell us something you discovered on CircleMe that you ended up loving?   

I discovered a book called ‘Logo Design Love‘ by David Airey. It’s such an amazing book, I think every graphic designer should read it.

Logo Design Love

Tell us something you saw on CircleMe that you would love to do one day?

Well, each time I see Milan, Berlin or Barcelona in my Likes I start thinking about my next trip in 2013. Hopefully I can be there in December of next year  as that’s my personal goal.

What do you like about CircleMe the most?

What I love about CircleMe is how easy it is to use, and the variety of Likes you can find here. You can also find interesting people to talk to.

How do you imagine CircleMe will be in 2 years time?

I think there are gonna be new, different and exotic ways to Like things here. It’s gonna be great!

Rodrigo on jetty

And there we have it, now you know all about Rodrigo. Want to find out more about some CircleMe users? You can view past interviews here!

Are you a CircleMe user looking to tell us a bit about yourself? Got any questions about the site? Send the friendly CircleMe team a tweet, wall post, or an email (info@circleme.com) and we’ll get right back to you : -)

CircleMe celebrates the London Olympics!

Here at the CircleMe London office we can’t wait for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics tonight, so to fill the time we made some images celebrating CircleMe! If CircleMe were organizing the London Olympics, we would have changed a few things…

The CircleMe Olympic torch

The CircleMe torch travels across the country as CircleMe users plant their passions

The CircleMe Olympic logo managed to fit in well with the previous design

Our extra-large CircleMe light show was the centerpiece of the fireworks at the London Eye

Of course, the Olympics start at CircleMe o’clock

Be sure to check the CircleMe Twitter account throughout the Olympics as we will be sharing lots more photos of our #circlemeolympics