Aug 19 2010
#Commentz: The number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to hit 5 BILLION this month
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Thought for the day
Thought for the day: When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~Author Unknown
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- PCWorld Business Center: Three Ways Business Can Take Advantage of Facebook Places - Yesterday CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed Facebook’s latest creation — Facebook Places. This location-based check-in service integrates with Foursquare providing “businesses with a platform for marketing and promotion” and “an opportunity to build customer loyalty.” The use of social media as a business tactic can be a treacherous slope… let’s just say we’ve questioned Facebook’s privacy policies in the past.
- ExactTarget: Personality (Not Just Demographics) Dictates Social Media Use – Studying how people consume social media is step one in joining any online conversation. This report identifies 12 online personas, showing the importance of understanding “your audience’s personal motivations, not just age, income, or gender.”
- Comcast: Comcast’s Annual “TV Pulse Survey” Shows The Drama Genre and New Hawaii Five-O Are the Most-Anticipated ‘What To Watch’ This Fall TV Season – [PRESS RELEASE] – Key finding: “more consumers than ever before plan to watch their favorite TV shows anytime, anywhere using time-shifting technologies such as, video-on-demand (VOD), digital video recorders (DVRs) and the Internet.” A sign of the times?
- Business Wire: Internet Connected Devices About to Pass the 5 Billion Milestone – IMS Research – According to the post, the growth of Internet connected devices “is being driven by the cellular industry, and the global number of Internet connected cell phones has now surpassed the number of connected computers and is growing at a much faster rate.”
- Poynter: How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-Form Journalism – Twitter makes it relatively easy for us to get our point across and share our latest story/thought in 140 characters. This post highlights several online journalism tools advancing the integration of long-form articles with social media.