Bruce P. Mehlman
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Non-voice data application use has grown significantly over the last year.
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that amongst all cell phone owners 54% have used their mobile device to send someone a photo or video; 23% have accessed a social networking site using their phone; 20% have used their phone to watch a video; 15% have posted a photo or video online; 11% have purchased a product using their phone; 11% have made a charitable donation by text message; 10% have used their mobile phone to access a status update service such as Twitter.
FCC has attracted 136,730 followers on the blog broadcasting service Twitter, ahead of the Justice Department—which has 134,966 followers. By comparison, CDC Emergency, which provides updates on public health crises, has about 1.09 million followers. FCC is ranked 531st by number of followers on Twitterholic, a site that tracks the most popular users.
According to Alessio Signorini, a researcher at the University of Iowa, in January, there were 2.4 million tweets a day. By October, he reports, there were 26 million tweets a day.
According to data analysis by Brian Solis, president of Silicon Valley public-relations firm Future Works, on Facebook, 57% of users are women and 43% are men, with the same gender breakdown on Twitter and Yelp.
According to comScore, just 11 percent of Twitter users are aged 12 to 17. Likewise, teenagers account for 14 percent of MySpace’s users and only 9 percent of Facebook’s.
H1N1 videos on CDC.gov have gotten about 100,000 page views, but the same videos on YouTube got 2.01 million views.
The CDC has several Twitter feeds, with a total of 700,000 followers, for releasing health information. Popularity of the feeds increases exponentially during flu season.
According to a new study conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com, Facebook was the most popular online destination for employers to do their online sleuthing, followed by LinkedIn and MySpace. In addition, 7 percent followed job candidates on Twitter.
A new study conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com found that 35 percent of employers decided not to offer a job to a candidate based on the content uncovered on a social networking site
According to a new study conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com, 45 percent of employers questioned are using social networks to screen job candidates—
—more than double from a year earlier, when a similar survey found that just 22 percent of supervisors were researching potential hires on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.