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Amazon.com announces its Kindle Textbook rental program for students - msnbc.com
Social Media Revolution 2011

Superphone Battle: Galaxy S II vs Droid Bionic [INFOGRAPHIC]
Which one of these two highly anticipated Android dual-core smartphones will be the hottest seller? The Samsung Galaxy S II and Motorola Droid Bionic have been gathering considerable buzz since at least the beginning of this year, and “social media listening firm” Mashwork wanted to find out …

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Our most recent report found that the average internet user is less likely to report having no discussion confidants (7%), and tends to have more close ties (average of 2.27) than non-internet users (15% of non-internet users have no close ties, and they average 1.75 discussion partners). Social…

stat via Matthew Browning at MHealthExpo 
awesome correlation via correlated.org I’m a nail biter, I understand HTML. :-)

awesome correlation via correlated.org I’m a nail biter, I understand HTML. :-)

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New research on social networking sites
We have a brand-new report out today that starts to explore the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. By the numbers:
79% of American adults use the internet, and 59% of online adults use at least one social networking site.
Among social networking site users in 2010, 92% are on Facebook; 29% use MySpace, 18% used LinkedIn and 13% use Twitter.
Specifically looking at Facebook, then, we found that the average Facebook user has 229 Facebook friends. The chart above shows the breakdown of those relationships.
The average age of adult social networking site users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010.
The report looks at how people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies. A few of the headlines:
The average user of a social networking site has more close ties and is half as likely to be socially isolated as the average American.
Internet users get more support from their social ties, and Facebook users get the most support.
Facebook users are much more politically engaged than most people.
MySpace users are more likely to be open to opposing points of view.
Read more…

pewinternet:

New research on social networking sites

We have a brand-new report out today that starts to explore the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. By the numbers:

  • 79% of American adults use the internet, and 59% of online adults use at least one social networking site.
  • Among social networking site users in 2010, 92% are on Facebook; 29% use MySpace, 18% used LinkedIn and 13% use Twitter.
  • Specifically looking at Facebook, then, we found that the average Facebook user has 229 Facebook friends. The chart above shows the breakdown of those relationships.
  • The average age of adult social networking site users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010.

The report looks at how people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies. A few of the headlines:

  • The average user of a social networking site has more close ties and is half as likely to be socially isolated as the average American.
  • Internet users get more support from their social ties, and Facebook users get the most support.
  • Facebook users are much more politically engaged than most people.
  • MySpace users are more likely to be open to opposing points of view.

Read more