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Top 10 Social Networking Websites & Forums - October 2010. Facebook Becoming Main Source Of Evidence For Divorce Lawyers. In the process of getting un-hitched from your spouse?

Facebook Becoming Main Source Of Evidence For Divorce Lawyers

You might not want to flaunt your extramarital exploits on Facebook, since anything posted to your social network may be used against you in divorce court. More than four-fifths of divorce attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) say the number of cases citing evidence from social networking sites has increased in the past five years. Facebook, of course, is the most popular. In fact, Facebook was cited by the AAML as a “primary source for compromising information” by 66 percent of respondents. MySpace was the second-most popular at 15 percent, with Twitter at 5 percent.

PR message getting lost to 48% of media, study says. NEW YORK: The message a company aims to portray is getting lost in translation to 48% of the mainstream media, according to a recent study conducted by Burson-Marsteller.

PR message getting lost to 48% of media, study says

The firm conducted a Message Gap Analysis study on 158 messages from 16 Financial Times Global 100 companies. Globally, the US showed a 45% gap between the message a company wants to portray and the message the mainstream media portrays. Europe had a 40% gap, Latin American had 53%, and Asia-Pacific had 58%. The gap widened when it came to company messages and bloggers. The US showed a 76% gap, Europe had 59%, Latin America had 82%, and Asia-Pacific had 63%. Twitter Followers Most Brand Responsive.

Twitter Followers Top Brand Purchasers Results from “The Collaborative Future” indicate that 37% of Twitter followers are more likely to purchase a brand after becoming a follower, compared to 27% of email subscribers and only 17% of Facebook fans.

Twitter Followers Most Brand Responsive

Interestingly, the percentage of email subscribers who are not more likely to purchase a brand, 32%, is the same percentage of Twitter followers who are not more likely. A much higher percentage of email subscribers are neutral in regard to buying a brand, 41% compared to 34%. In addition to having the smallest percentage of fans more likely to buy a brand, Facebook fans have the highest percentage not more likely to do so, 49%. Twitter Followers Tweet Brand Satisfaction Twitter followers are also more likely to recommend a brand (33%) than email subscribers (24%) or Facebook fans (21%).

90+ Essential Social Media Resources. Now you've gone and done it.

90+ Essential Social Media Resources

You've come across a list so enormous, so useful, and so awesome, our futile attempts to describe it have been lost in the tubes of cyberspace. Subscribers Fans & Followers. The SUBSCRIBERS, FANS, & FOLLOWERS study was inspired by the three simple tenets of ExactTarget's SUBSCRIBERS RULE!

Subscribers Fans & Followers

Philosophy: Serve the individual customer Honor his or her unique communication preferences Deliver timely, relevant content that will improve lives. OPA News - Press Releases - Online Publishers Association. Untitled. Facebook and Twitter users spend 1.5x more online than the average Internet user. InShare13 If you want to get a glimpse of the economic future, focus on the emerging trends driven by those defining the evolution of the social Web.

Facebook and Twitter users spend 1.5x more online than the average Internet user

Social media is not only democratizing influence and upsetting the traditional media ecosystem, it is now an indicator for a potential economic resurgence. Leading metrics firm, comScore, released its Q1 U.S E-Commerce Spending Report recently, finding that online retail spending approached $34 billion in Q1 2010, which represents a 10 percent boost compared to last year. The surge also symbolizes the first time that growth rates hit double-digits since the second quarter of 2008. In its detailed report, comScore also revealed both interesting and promising insight into the social consumer and their spending habits. Consumers on Twitter According to the report, 23% of Twitter users follow businesses to find special deals, promotions, or sales. Consumers on Facebook Online Spending #EngageorDie Please consider reading my new book, Engage! Email Marketing Software, Services & Solutions from ExactTarget.

Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet. The Ultimate List: 300+ Social Media Statistics. Study: Today’s grassroots political campaigns burn without social media. July 16, 2010 Social media is fundamentally changing how political-advocacy groups organize grassroots campaigns.

Study: Today’s grassroots political campaigns burn without social media

A new study by the public relations and communications consultancy Burson-Marsteller found that 97 percent of such groups now use at least one social-media platform to communicate with stakeholders. The study tracked the presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube of 34 U.S. political-advocacy groups, including the AARP, the Human Rights Campaign and the National Taxpayers Union. Only one of the groups examined had no social media presence on any of the platforms, and 91 percent used all three platforms — most often to communicate their views on specific federal legislation and regulation.

Why Marketers Can’t Afford to Ignore Baby Boomers. Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. News, Insights & Reports.

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How Americans Interact with Government Online - Pew Research Cen. The internet gives citizens new paths to government services and information As government agencies at all levels bring their services online, Americans are turning in large numbers to government websites to access information and services.

How Americans Interact with Government Online - Pew Research Cen

Fully 82% of internet users (representing 61% of all American adults) looked for information or completed a transaction on a government website in the twelve months preceding this survey. Some of the specific government website activities in which Americans take part include: Top 10 U.S. Search Terms by Category, April 2010 - ClickZ. Jack Marshall | May 11, 2010 | 0 Comments inShare0 July's top 10 search terms by search volume from Hitwise.

Top 10 U.S. Search Terms by Category, April 2010 - ClickZ

Below, the top 10 search terms by search volume. Competitive intelligence, Search intelligence for online adverti. What Age Should You Give Kids a Mobile Phone? See Stats Here. did a great report on giving kids mobile phones.

What Age Should You Give Kids a Mobile Phone? See Stats Here

Quantcast - Home. Research - Internet Activity Index - Online Publishers Associati. More Journalists Using Facebook And Twitter. YouTube Demographics Round-Up. Humanizing Social Networks: Revealing the People Powering Social. InShare1 Compete: Top 25 Social Networks Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media. They create a dynamic ecosystem that incubates and nurtures relationships between people and the content they create and share. As these communities permeate and reshape our lifestyle and how we communicate with one another, we’re involuntarily forcing advertisers and marketers to rapidly evolve how they vie for our attention. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Yelp, and other online communities transformed the regimen and practice of marketing “at” people into an opportunity to engage and interact with us – on our terms.

S JUNE 2010 Trend Briefing covering "MASS MINGLING". The INTERNET OF CARING THINGS means connected objects that serve consumers' most important needs: physical and mental wellbeing, safety, security, oversight of loved ones, and more. You're probably already familiar with the innovations that have blazed an early CARING trail. The Nest smart thermostat*, NIKE fuelband and Fitbit, for example. But now, as consumer demand and technological capacity converge, the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS will evolve in exciting new directions. Check out the examples below – divided into five categories of CARING – for a glimpse of these... The Amazing Media Habits Of 8-18 Year Olds. Consumers say: In tweets we trust.