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  • MySpace Music Player Attracts a Million New Users

    MySpace announced receiving more than 1 million new sign-ups in the last month, which it said is as a result of the company’s recently launched Myspace Music Player. That works out to an average of 40,000 registrations a day and brings the service’s monthly users to 25 million. Read More

     

    By: Ben Sisario, NYT

     

     

  • Why Americans Use Social Media

    A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that connecting with friends and family is the primary reason people use social media.

    This is especially true for women, with 72% naming family connections as a main reason for using social media. A much smaller number of people use social media to read comments by public figures (5%) or to find dates (3%)  Those who use Twitter are the most likely to be interested in following public figures through social media, although only 11% of Twitter users say that this is a major reason for using social media. Read Report

     

    By: Pew Research

     

  • 65% of online adults use social networking sites

    The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that half of all adults and 65% of adults who use the internet currently use a social networking site such as Facebook, MySpace or Linkedin.  The study shows a large increase in social networking among those ages 50-64. Read More

     

    by: Pew Internet & American Life Project

     

     

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