Pope Benedict, in celebration of the Vatican’s annual World Day of Social Communications, today issued a message inviting Christians to “join the network of relationships” made possible by the digital era. Benedict says “the truth of Christ is the full and authentic response to that human desire for relationship, communion and meaning,” which is reflected [...]
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Pew Internet has a new report out today, Generations 2010, that looks at Americans’ daily use of the Internet. While some of the findings are just what you’d expect [more young people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices like phones and laptops? Gee!], other results of the study were somewhat unexpected. Following up on [...]
Research firm Nielsen reports that social media & blogs are now the top online activities: Americans spend nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs, up from 15.8 percent just a year ago (43 percent increase) according to new research released today from The Nielsen Company. The research revealed that [...]
This video, based on the book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman, serves up an amazing collection of social media and new media statistics. The best quote: “The ROI of Social Media is Your Business Will Still Exist in 5 Years.”
Christiaan Van Vuuren bas been stuck in quarantine for tuberculosis for two months. He’s sick, and not in the sense of being sick, sick. He’s making the most of his isolation, though, learning how to record songs on his laptop and making music videos, Twittering and making friends on Facebook. And while Van Vuuren may [...]
Jesse Thomas designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010. It’s full of interesting facts – and some depressing ones, like the 200 billion spam messages sent via email per day.
Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee are looking to hire a Social Networks Manager. The Social Networks Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Democratic Party and Organizing for America accounts on all social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Qualifications: Excellent writing and editing skills [...]
TweetDeck has announced an updated TweetDeck desktop client, with improved social media features. This official video demonstrates the new features. Highlights of TweetDeck 0.33: View media from Flickr, YouTube and Posterous; Better column management; Edit searches; and Automatic Twitter API management. It’s available now at the TweetDeck site.
Corporate social media use grew 14% in 2009, according to The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Their latest study compares adoption of social media over three years (2007, 2008 and 2009) by the Inc. 500. Highlights of the report: Social networking continues to lead the way. The technology that continues [...]