Tumblr, Snapchat and an Online Exodus [TEENS]

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Is Facebook losing its hold on the younger generations? Like the OJ verdict and the Clinton-Lewinski scandal, I’ll never forget where I was the first time my mom friend-requested me on Facebook. There was bellyaching, groaning, and any number of other visceral reactions to the same moment in time. We all experienced it – our parents finally, inevitably intruding on…

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Facebook unveils new Graph Search. New opportunities for Social-Savvy Researchers?

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There’s a new search engine in town. As online technology spins intricate webs of capability, catering to uses both corporate and individual, testing daily the bounds of design and usability while arranging opportunities for users (and advertisers) to gain footing in a still-evolving frontier, it’s easy to get caught up in the glamour of little things. While a recipe on…

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Tech Savvy Researcher Feature: The “Second Screen” and the expansion of mobile networking

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“OMG Walking Dead!” Yes, that was the most common post in my Facebook Newsfeed during the last airing of the hit AMC show. The hit show that I’ve never watched. But maybe now I will – a 500-friend recommendation is not too shabby. But the focus in a report recently put out by Nielsen on the climate of social media…

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The Tech-Savvy Shopper – Millennials using Smart Phones to find the Best Deals

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It is Thanksgiving eve. I stand daydreaming in a long line at the grocery store, and am suddenly yanked from my pre-holiday reverie when I notice the person being checked out is playing with his phone. His phone! In line! Egregious. Inconsiderate. Unacceptably rude to hold up a line because you can’t put your phone away.  But just before I…

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Kids, Teens, and Social Media

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Here is the second part of a study we conducted with Nickelodeon & Insight Research Group that was featured in Nickeldeon’s Kaleidoscope in Kidscreen™ magazine. The topic of this study was “Kids, Teens, and Social Media”. It’s commonly accepted that the presence of social media has exploded online in the last few years and has quickly become a fixture in…

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Tech Savvy Researcher Feature: A Web All Our Own

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Instagram and Pinterest Assist in Curating our Digital Selves “We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we’re going to live on the internet!” proclaims an overly enthusiastic, proficiently drugged-up Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in the zeitgeist mega-production The Social Network. I found the sentiment quite poignant, didn’t you? But we can’t overlook the notion that…

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iGrow: The Youthful Pioneers of the Tablet Generation

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Not since Charlton Heston came down from the mountain with his infamous biblical two have tablets been so popular. But interestingly enough, a significant portion of that popularity is owed to a demographic that would not get that reference – kids. Kids are as passionate about their tablet devices as any of their grown-up counterparts. According to mashable.com, the iPad…

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Kids talk brands and advertising, part two

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Here is the second part of a study we conducted with Nickelodeon that was featured in Nickeldeon’s Kaleidoscope in Kidscreen™ magazine. The topic of this study was “Kids talk brands and advertising, part two”. Nickelodeon (7/27/2009) From the subtlety of product placement to the in-your-face approach of pop-up ads, this generation of kids and teens are no strangers to advertising….

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