Facebook does distract you a bit during the day, but the real distraction, according to workers questioned for a new survey, is chatty coworkers (14%), followed closely by computer glitches and meetings (both at 11%). Only 5% of workers said Facebook and Twitter is their biggest distraction at the office. In fact, 44% said social networks increase productivity. Another survey about Facebook in the workplace showed that using the site actually improves worker productivity. Why is this? The study said being on social networks allows workers to take a break and also virtually socialize with others, increasing feelings of happiness. The surveyRead More
According to this infographic by NetBase and SAP, people were quick to criticize the platform’s technical glitches and UI shortcomings. Others felt that connecting Pinterest with Facebook delivered unwelcome “spam” from pin-happy users. The number-one thing that Pinterest users hate? Three-quarters believe that the social network is a gigantic time suck.
Music is a big part of everyone’s life, with 45% of people listening to 10 or more hours of music each week, according to a recent study by Market Research. And social music players like Pandora and Spotify are ruling the airwaves. Online music is exploding. 89% of music revenue in Sweden comes from streaming music. Pandora has 150 million registered users around the world. You might have heard people call the Facebook Ticker the Spotify Ticker, because it was one of the first apps to share over Facebook. Lab42 decided to ask 500 music listeners a series of questionsRead More
Korean band 2NE1 entertained the crowd and the Twittersphere with its unique pop/hip-hop beats. The performance of their hit song “Can’t Nobody” launched the “2NE1? keyword to the top of Cannes social buzz, where it earned nearly 3,000 mentions.
Some of us are on a mission to see how many friends we can acquire on Facebook or followers we can grab on Twitter. You can't help but wonder: Are we so busy making new friends and spending time with them online that we are failing to nurture real-world friendships the old fashioned way? Is how we socialize online eroding our real-life relationships? Or maybe just changing them? The online education portal Schools.com recently culled findings from a variety of media and research outlets to create the infographic below, which details the positive and negative ways social media impacts real worldRead More
AppAware has collected anonymous data (i.e. applications installed on a device) from 20,488 men and 4,133 women registered on AppAware. It’s worth noting that the Users are distributed globally, but with a slightly higher concentration in US (26%), Germany (12%) and UK (6%). Leaving the obvious contenders out of the equation, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and Google Maps, AppAware’s infographic shows that guys have on average 90 apps installed, and they like to tweak their smartphones by installing ‘System Tools’ apps. Ladies, on the other hand, with their average of 70 apps installed, prefer word and bubble shooting games, andRead More