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Virtual Stalking Ruins The Fun Of Social Media

 

Trends Of A Teenage Hacker

 When it comes to hacking social networks, girls are showing that they are more practical than boys in terms of what they are doing. Girls are more likely to go after information that leads to bank accounts, while boys are more likely to hack social networks in a survey conducted in England by Trend Micro. 

‘Print Is Dead’ – Not According To This Study

Last week was a rough one for the newspaper industry.

Interesting Statistics Of Who Is Using Twitter

Speaking of gold mines, Twitter is sitting on a huge one–if it could just figure out how to refine it into something we’d buy.

Click Fraud Is At An All Time High

Click Forensics has released a study showing that click fraud has hit 17.1%, an all-time high. For those of you who are unfamiliar, click fraud represents the act of clicking on a web advertisement to inflate click-through rates.

Study Shows Children Are Safer On The Internet Than Projected

A new study from the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTTF) suggests that Internet threats faced by minors are overblown. According to the study, Internet and social networking sites aren’t as dangerous as we all think they are. Clearly Chris Hansen from NBC’s To Catch a Predator needs to give them a call.

Women’s Online Habits Study

Want to know how to reach female shoppers online? Well a recent study might just give you a bit more of an insight into how.

A study by Microsoft with Ogilvy Chicago and Mindshare has given us some insight into the behavior of women online.

Beth Uyenco, Global Research Director of Microsoft’s Advertisers and Publisher Solutions explains more:

Study Labels Social Networking Types

MySpace commissioned a study of MySpace and Facebook users and researchers identified six types. They also invented a word or two along the way.

Yahoo Autos Study Uncovers Interest In AFVs
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Record increases in gasoline prices seem to have had an effect; according to a new Yahoo Autos study, 69 percent of American consumers are interested in purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV).

The Great Social Retailing Invention

Social networking is so popular online that it’s spilling into the physical world – at actual stores. Called social retailing, the concept debuted at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) show last January 2007. Recently, the concept, by IconNicholson was selected by Time Magazine as One of the Best Inventions of 2007.

Revolution Health Shows Fondness For HealthTalk

The concept of “big” isn’t often associated with the idea of “healthy,” but in this case, the two seem to be a good match; Revolution Health has just grown in size by acquiring HealthTalk.

Young Europeans Love Their Text Messaging

E-marketer delivered a Forester study today that showed that 92% of young mobile users in certain European countries report sending SMS text messages on their phone.

Author Surprised By Reaction To Internet Study

IT research company Nemertes Research created a stir about the future of the Internet when it published a study about the capacity of the Internet in the coming years.

The Web’s Biggest Impulse Shopping Day

Study Looks at Mistyped Domains & Typosquatters

A new study by a major internet security company is taking aim at typosquatting, the practice of buying a misspelled domain name in the hopes that someone will mistype the name and land on that site.

If someone then clicks on an text ad on the site the domain owner and the parking company will make money.

While the internet security company is trying to point out the problem of typosquatting, a problem that I do not necessarily agree with, they seem to be implying that the domain parking companies are part of the problem.

Study: Webmasters Prefer Google
Based on a study of 7,500 Web sites conducted by Penn State University, Google emerged as Webmasters’ favorite.

YouTube Videos Help Increase TV Viewership

A recent study indicates that YouTube clips may inspire more TV viewing as clips serve as promotional vehicles for the shows featured in them. Viewership in general rises, as does loyalty.

Reaching Online Vehicle Shoppers

A new study from ValueClick Media and interactive agency Goodway 2.0 titled "Cost-Effectively Reaching the In-Market Auto Buyer" examines new online marketing strategies for automotive marketers.

Print vs. Online: Apples & Apples

I’m a big fan of print and a believer that old channels like print can adapt nicely when new channels come along. It follows that I’m usually pleased to see studies that reinforce the value of print. The new study from the Poynter Institute, however, doesn’t do much for me.

Study Gives Insight Into Identity Theft
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The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) has released the first -ever study of closed United States Secret Service cases dealing with identity theft.

Wisdom of Consumer Crowds?

Following up on the theme of the rewiring of our brains, is the internet making us smarter consumers as well? There certainly seems to be evidence pointing in that direction.

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