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How Americans use web for community news

How Americans use web for community news

How Americans use web for community news Americans are increasingly using internet tools to keep informed about what is happening in their communities, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Among the findings: 22% of all adults (representing 28% of internet users) signed up to receive alerts about... »

Data mining your digital footprints

Data mining your digital footprints Need a cab in NYC? Sense Networks can predict where the next one will be. By Neil Savage, contributing writer (CNNMoney.com) — Forget the so-called paper trail. Wherever you go these days, you’re creating a path of digital data, thanks to GPS technology and an ever-expanding network of location-aware... »

How to Capture $5 Trillion in Female Spending

How to Capture $5 Trillion in Female Spending A new ‘female economy’ will drive $5 trillion in incremental global spending during the next several years, according to a new book from Boston Consulting Group. "Women Want More" advises marketers that 1 billion women work worldwide, more than half of college students are women,... »

Blogging among teens and young adults

Blogging among teens and young adults

Blogging among teens and young adults Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. As the tools and technology embedded in social networking sites change, and use of the sites continues to grow, youth may be exchanging ‘macro-blogging’ for microblogging with status updates. Blogging has declined... »

Your brain’s tipping point is maxed out at 150 Facebook friends

Your brain’s tipping point is maxed out at 150 Facebook friends Monday, January 25, 2010, 7:31am PST A British anthropologist famous for research on the size of "social circles" that the brain can handle efficiently is now applying his studies to Facebook. Robin Dunbar told The Sunday Times of London that the same limit... »

Half of Americans Will Go Online to Fullfill New Year’s Resolutions

Half of Americans Will Go Online to Fullfill New Year’s Resolutions

Half of Americans Will Go Online to Fullfill New Year’s Resolutions The internet will play big role in many Americans’ efforts to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions, according to a recent study by Performics. The research found that nearly half (48%) of respondents indicated they would use the internet to perform research as it... »

Digital Tools Help Moms Take Charge

Digital Tools Help Moms Take Charge

Digital Tools Help Moms Take Charge JANUARY 19, 2010 Mothers use tech to keep families connected Technology usage is not immune to the lifestyle changes motherhood brings. Moms put the focus on simplicity, convenience and multiuse technologies as they look to keep their families closely linked, according to a report from BabyCenter. More than... »

60+ Successful Bloggers

60+ Successful Bloggers

Here’s the list.   1. Seth Godin –   will teach you what kinds of blogs there are.  2. Bob Cragill –  will teach you the value of blogging.  3. Julie Woods –  will teach you why companies should monitor blogs  4. John Kindle –  will teach you how to get great blogging results  5. Tom... »

How GeoCities Invented the Internet

How GeoCities Invented the Internet

How GeoCities Invented the Internet A garish collection of home pages paved the way for blogging, social networks, and the rest of Web 2.0. By Farhad Manjoo Posted Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at 5:04 PM ET On Monday, Yahoo put GeoCities out of its misery, shutting down the last remaining pages on one of... »

The Rise of the ‘Homepreneur’

The Rise of the ‘Homepreneur’

The Rise of the ‘Homepreneur’ New research shows the economic importance of home-based businesses: They account for more than half of all U.S. businesses and employ more people than venture-backed companies Stephen Labuda, 35, is planning to hire a fifth employee for the Web development firm he runs from his home in Cambridge, Mass.... »

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