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Month: February, 2012

Smartphones, Tablets, PCs, The Devices People Use to Discover Information in Social Media (and when)

My friends over at published an interesting graph that reveals the devices as well as the days/times that people use different devices and how and when they consume information. As you can imagine, it’s across the board, but as you can see, there are waves that every device follows, except the desktop. Desktops are of course the devices that we can assume people use during work hours. As such, they are most heavily used on weekdays before noon. Interestingly…

What’s Love Got to Do with It? The 3P’s of Identity

Guest post by Allison Cerra, author of Identity Shift With the 2012 Presidential election looming, there’s no shortage of polls to help narrow the field of candidates. I find a recent one from Fox News to be particularly fascinating. Among other questions, Republican primary voters were asked which Republican presidential candidate is most likeable and which they would most trust with a nuclear weapon. While Newt Gingrich scored at the top of the heap in earning the trust vote, he…

Facebook Files S-1 for $5 Billion IPO (revealing stats & revenue)

Updating as this plays out with deeper analysis and links… Just a few moments ago, Facebook officially filed an S-1  for an initial public offering seeking to raise $5 billion. Here are a few key findings… – 845 million monthly active users, year over year growth of 39% – 483 million daily active users as of December, year over year growth of 48% – 425 million monthly mobile users – 100 billion friend connections as of December 31, 2011 –…

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