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Although social networking may be seen as a personal-communications alternative to e-mail, those that find themselves on several social-media sites throughout the day generally spend more time reading and writing e-mail messages than those that don't engage in as much social networking, according to a study released on Monday by Nielsen. After considering the impact social networks have on Web surfers' activities online, Nielsen tested its assumption that "consumption of social media decreases e-mail use" to determine how social networking has impacted e-mail. To do so, the research firm broke its test population into four groups based on the amount of time they spend consuming social media. The first three groups were labeled low, medium, and high consumers of social media, respectively. The fourth group featured people who didn't use social sites.
What would you do if you were suddenly stranded on a desert island in the middle of nowhere, with only a USB drive, a dial-up internet connection, and a barebones computer with no software outside the operating system installed? Of course, you’d use the internet connection to call for help first, but what about after that?
I've recently found myself checking the following websites an unhealthy amount. Every time you open a new tab to check out one of the following websites, stop.
Guest Post by Tamar Weinberg : Read her blog | Follow her on Twitter Source: Shutterstock As bloggers, we’ve all experienced it: the completely off topic pitch.
By Ethan Lyon , Senior Writer
Social technology offers individuals an array of places to establish ones presence in the market of conversations. These places, whether a blog, a social network or an established community, are “what” more and more people are learning about and joining. Once people and organizations hear “what” it is and “what” it offers they first jump into “whatever” network they are most aware of i.e. Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter. Next follows a natural question of “ what is this and what do I do with it?
Great post from Sarah Horrigan on a training she did with University staff on using virtual learning environments (VLE's). Apparently there were complaints prior to the session about VLEs being "boring," that Sarah decided to face head on, pointing out that it's not the VLE that's boring. It's what instructors do with it.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 28 September 2009 A man who slipped and broke his neck while walking his dogs was kept alive overnight after his two pets cuddled up to him to keep him warm. Father-of-two Michael Dyer, 66, fell down a 30ft slope at a remote beauty spot as he exercised Jack Russells, Mickey, three and Boz, five.
A spectre is haunting the world — the sepctre of instability. No longer will you work for a single company for your whole life. No longer will a single company be able to ensure ongoing job protection. No longer will traditional media companies control the means of mass distribution. The power has shifted to the people and in a turbulent environment where everything is constantly changing, there is one single asset which will protect those already in power and those that wish to be catapulted into a state of significant influence: social capital.
The Washington Post has sent a memo to its editors/journalists outlining the publication’s social media policies. They don’t leave too many options for what is actually allowed to take place on social networks. This is an issue that never really seems to go away, and is brought up every time a publication’s social media policies are discovered. The topic has come up with both Dow Jones and Gannett to name a couple, just within the past year. The policies come out, and the blogosphere criticizes them. PaidContent has the entire document of the Washington Post’s guidelines.
Sep. 28, 2009 — Physicists at UC San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called “excitons” that operate at commercially cold temperatures, bringing the possibility of a new type of extremely fast computer based on excitons closer to reality. Their discovery, detailed this week in the advance online issue of the journal Nature Photonics , follows the team’s demonstration last summer of an integrated circuit—an assembly of transistors that is the building block for all electronic devices—capable of working at 1.5 degrees Kelvin above absolute zero. That temperature, equivalent to minus 457 degrees Fahrenheit, is not only less than the average temperature of deep space, but achievable only in special research laboratories.
H ow many times do you find yourself sending tons of documents as email attachments? Sometimes those are docs that don’t need to be modified anymore, other times you are dealing with multiple people modifying the same document. Result? A real pain… In the past weeks I started using Google Docs more and more and I can confirm that the overall experience in terms of collaboration capabilities is much better than sending/receiving attachments continuously. 1) No More Attachments
I've been getting asked a lot of questions about social media management and it's roll in overall social media ROI. There seems to be a lot of confusion about who should be in charge of communicating with the community once it's created. First, let me explain that the decision to begin a social media initiative needs to be well defined upfront. I've walked through this Social Media Tactic Refinement Framework with several brand managers and account directors.
As Web 2.0 and Social Media became globally pervasive, the landscape proved expansive, overwhelming, and bewildering. It required a social cartographer in order to visualize its grandeur. Thus, in August 2008, the original Conversation Prism was born with the help of Jesse Thomas of JESS3 .