Monday, December 10, 2012
Billions of hours monthly are spent on such sites as Facebook and Pinterest. Share your thoughts.
Are you spending more time on social media sites these days? You're not alone. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Nielsen report shows that in July 2012, U.S. users spent the equivalent of 2 billion hours on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. That's an increase of 36 percent from the same month in 2011. As you might suspect, Facebook, with more than 900 million users, accounts for about half of that time -- which was about 17 percent of the total time spent on computers. The growth of mobile social media apps was strong, also. The report said we spend one-third of social media time on mobile, up 76 percent from July 2011. Another finding was that more than half of adults age 25-34 use social media at work, tops of any age …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
World IPv6 Day a dry run to check for problems -- and there could be some.
(This article originally was published in Lemon Grove, Calif., Patch.) World IPv6 Day is June 8. Be sure and send all your techno-geek friends a greeting card. World Internet Protocol version 6 Day is going to be a test day where the titans of the Net try something new, messing with things to see what works and what doesn't. If it works as planned, the changes should come and go without you noticing. If you are one of the estimated 0.05 percent of users who have problems connecting to your usual websites because of it, you aren't going to be happy. If that percentage sounds insignificant to you, 0.05 percent of Internet users works out to something like 150,000 people in North America alone, and more than a million worldwide. Here's what's…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Showing how the Internet tool is a valuable, relevant information source.
Many people have formed an impression that Twitter is online status update area for people to put exactly what they are doing at that moment in time. These type of "tweets," as they are called, don't resonate with many people. I often hear comments like "I don't need to know that someone is brushing their teeth" or "Why do I care if someone is drinking coffee at this very moment?" To be fair, this was part of the original vision of Twitter. The initial question on the interface was "What are you doing?" What happened over time was that individuals, groups and businesses began to share other types of information that were relevant to them. For example, businesses began listing jobs, posting announcements, answering customer questions, …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Suwanee-related postings of interest.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, February 20, 2011
According to Pew Internet Research, 8 percent of adult American Internet users use Twitter to follow friends, businesses, celebrities and politicians. The Internet service has more than 100 million users. Here are some Suwanee-related Tweets from the past week: @Suwaneedave Working on draft of State of the City address. See what's in store for 2011 next Tues, 630pm, #Suwanee City Hall @dickgoodman When two Harvard professors can afford a $2 million house, it's no wonder that kids can't afford to go to college.http://on.wsj.com/g3z2Tf @robmottola filming...I have no role but to tell the docs how to stand in front of a camera and how to phrase stuff lol @bob_williams My notes from #pcampatl 2011. http://bit.ly/igSm4r @votejoshclark Early …