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The History of Social Media [Infographic]

May 1, 2011 coms 0

This infographic presents a timeline of the last 30 to 40 years of social media, beginning with the first email to the Facebook takeover. You may even remember a few of the primitive tools mentioned that helped change it all.

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Cell Phone Demographics [Infographic]

April 20, 2011 coms 0

Wilson Electronics, Inc. put together this rather interesting infographic displaying the demographics of cell phone use. According to their data, China has the greatest number of cell phones, 15% of Americans answer their phone during sex, and Americans each use approximately 21 minutes per day.

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Teen Cell Phone Statistics [Infographic]

April 18, 2011 coms 6

The following data is taken from the Pew Internet Research Center. It details statistics for on teenagers use their cell phones. Through the infographic we find that 75% of teens own cell phones, 33% text more than 100 messages per day, and 11% send more than 200 texts per day. We also find out that girls on average send and receive 80 text messages a day, while boys only send and receive 30. Take a look at the infographic to find more statistics on how teens are using their cell phones.

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Smart Phones Not Replacing Other Media For News Access — At Least Yet

April 2, 2011 coms 0

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that mobile media technologies such as smart phones aren’t taking people away from relying on traditional media sources such as newspapers or television. Instead, mobile media are filling the spaces in people’s daily routine in which other media sources are either unavailable or inconvenient to use.

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Study: Facebook photo sharing reflects focus on female appearance

March 30, 2011 coms 0

In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, University at Buffalo researcher Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, and colleagues found that females who base their self worth on their appearance tend to share more photos online and maintain larger networks on online social networking sites.

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MSNBC reports women are dominating social media

February 22, 2011 coms 0

Thomas Roberts from MSNBC Live interviews Johanna Blakley, the Deputy Director of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center on February 9, 2011. Blakley speaks about how women are dominating the social media sphere.

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Geography Influences Dialects and Slang of Twitter Tweets

January 13, 2011 coms 0

Microbloggers may think they’re interacting in one big Twitterverse, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science find that regional slang and dialects are as evident in tweets as they are in everyday conversations.

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Online games as social meeting places

January 6, 2011 coms 0

In The World as a game board – boundary crossing in online games, researchers Jonas Linderoth and Camilla Olsson at the University of Gothenburg analyze the culture of online games and the boundary-crossing community associated with the activity. The report looks at meetings with other cultures, development of language skills and players who travel to meet up with other players. But it also deals with culture clashes, exclusion and sexualization.