According to a recent survey of 5,800 mainstream US TV viewers, 93% of people are watching more TV than they were last year. A lot of that growth, however, is coming from TV-watching on the Internet (more than half are viewing some TV online, 15% are watching more than 6 hours per week online) and … Read moreNearly 100% of DVR Users Skip Commercials
The irony, of course, is that Facebook and Google both are in a constant struggle to respect users’ privacy while mining as much personal information as possible for the companies’ advertisers. All that social information we plug into Facebook when we “like” a pair of shoes on Zappos or update our status about future wedding … Read moreFacebook v Google
Today Digg launched new functionality that gives readers the ability to share their favorite banner ads with friends across the Digg community — as well as bury the ones they don’t like. From the Digg blog: “We launched ‘Digg Ads’ over a year ago — these advertisements are content-based and allow the Digg community to Digg … Read moreDiggable 300×250 Ads on Digg
From a recent Pew report, Americans Spending More Time Following the News. The report’s title captures two things at once. One, time spent reading news is not falling; in fact, it’s up from 2000. Two, it suggests the old model (subscribing, bookmarking) is being replaced by a new paradigm (following, friending).
From the book review of The Publisher, Alan Brinkley’s new biography of Henry Luce, the media entrepreneur who founded Time (in 1923), Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated. “Luce and Hadden shared a contempt for what is now called the mainstream media, both the sensational tabloids and the serious dailies, which they regarded as dull and … Read moreThe Blogs and News Aggregators That Killed News in the 1920s
A study by Comscore, AOL’s Tacoda and Starcom back in February 2008 showed that 50% of all clicks on banner ads were done by just 6% of Internet users. A repeat of the study, published in October 2009, shows the core group of heavy clickers (8% now) are responsible for 85% of ad clicks. And … Read moreNatural Born Clickers and the Rest of Us
Mashable and TBI are reporting on data from widget-maker AddToAny that shows more people now share links via Facebook than via email, with Twitter just behind email. Mashable’s interpretation of the data: “According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social … Read moreMore Links Uploaded to Facebook than Twitter; Is Facebook Driving More Traffic?
Well isn’t the Guardian hip for recognizing the face of news?! Congrats to FM friends, partners & sometimes-partners: PopURLs, Digg, and Reddit.
I’ve viewed American Express’s OPEN Forum blog as a legitimate small business publication for a long time, but, hey, I’m biased. Amex partners with FM and top SMB authors and experts (Anita Campbell, Scott Belsky, Guy Kawasaki, John Jantsch, Mike Masnick, Knowledge@Wharton, the Techdirt Insight Community, et al) to create the editorial content published on … Read moreAmex OPEN Forum Blog: It’s an SMB Publication Now
Dell taps Techdirt’s Insight Community on a project that’s somewhere between a virtual focus group and a sponsored forum. As Techdirt’s Mike Masnick puts it: “we’ve put together a site, sponsored by Dell, on The Future of Storage, which is powered by the Techdirt Insight Community. We’re building an ongoing conversation around the future direction … Read moreDell’s The Future of Storage, Assisted by Techdirt, Ars Technica