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Is Social Media Driving the Economy? - Richard Florida - Technology - The Atlantic
While social media allows us to connect instantaneously to people all over the globe, the geography of its professional use in the United States is concentrated. The leading social media metros in the U.S. are richer, more technologically advanced, have higher levels of education and higher levels of the creative class, and are more open to diversity of all sorts. The geography of social media thus both reflects and reinforces the increasingly uneven and spiky nature of America's economic landscape.
media  marketing  social  business  economics  gay  diversity  demographics 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Email Still Tops Facebook for Keeping in Touch - eMarketer
Email is a more targeted form of sending content; while content-sharers may shoot off mass emails to large distribution lists, most email shares are likely sent to a person or small group selected based on the specific content being shared.

Sharing via social networks like Facebook, by contrast, typically involves feeding items to an entire friends list. The youngest users, who care the least about whether the recipients of their content actually want to see it, are also most likely to disseminate the information to the widest group. And the seniors and older boomers who find the recipients' needs more important dramatically favor email for sharing, suggesting they are sending relevant items to only those who will want them.
email  facebook  social  news  media  journalism  marketing  research  socialmedia  demographics 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Fate of School Budgets Tied to Age and Race -
“It is in everyone’s best interest to support education to maintain a well-educated society.”
demographics  from twitter
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Greetings, Golden Gate Bridge jumper / Guess who commits suicide most often from our world-famous span?
I do know that when I cross the GG Bridge these days, I tend to glance over at those guard rails and safety wires with a different sort of appreciation, awareness and sighing sense of wonder. Here is this astonishing architectual icon set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, all teeming with life and movement and possibility, and all quietly underscored with a dark thread of sadness and depression and death.

It is, of course, a metaphor, a microcosm, a symbol that's neither white, nor male, nor middle aged. It's simply universal.
architecture  death  sanfrancisco  demographics  race  gender  white  male  suicide  aging 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Golden State losing folks as old Dust Bowl beckons - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee
Ask these Okies-in-reverse why they traded the Golden State for the Sooner State – named for settlers who came there sooner than the Homestead Act allowed – and you'll hear a lot of similar themes: easier to find a job; cheaper to buy or rent a home; better place to make a fresh start. Ask them why they stay in Oklahoma and they'll add to that list a deep optimism that it's a place where things are about to take off.
oklahoma  texas  california  demographics  sacramento 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine, Newspaper Readers Aging at Accelerated Rate - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"If advertisers could have their pick, they would like youth vs. household income," Mr. Leckey said. "Getting them earlier than later might translate into more potential. I'm sure my daughter at 17 would be more willing to accept a new product than her father, who is much older than 17."
aging  newspapers  media  magazines  publishing  death  business  marketing  journalism  identity  demographics 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Pew Internet: Twitter and status updating
As of December 2008, 11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 and 24 have ever used Twitter and its ilk, as have 20% of online adults 25 to 34. Use of these services drops off steadily after age 35 with 10% of 35 to 44 year olds and 5% of 45 to 54 year olds using Twitter. The decline is even more stark among older internet users; 4% of 55-64 year olds and 2% of those 65 and older use Twitter.
media  blogging  social  research  socialnetworking  twitter  statistics  facebook  demographics  internet  status 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Overview: Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and Traditional Sources
"It finds four distinct segments in today's news audience: Integrators, who comprise 23% of the public; the less populous Net-Newsers (13%); Traditionalists - the oldest (median age: 52) and largest news segment (46% of the public); and the Disengaged (14%) who stand out for their low levels of interest in the news and news consumption."
m  media  journalism  online  internet  news  research  data  reference  demographics  tv  newspaper  attention  identity  reputation 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Bay's Petraeus Interview, Ehrenhalt's Demographic Inversion, and Kotkin's Look at Gentrification of American Cities - Michael Barone (
"We are living at a moment when the massive outward migration of the affluent that characterized the second half of the twentieth century is coming to an end."
cities  urban  chicago  sanfrancisco  suburbia  demographics  sociology  washington 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Paul Graham: Cities and Ambition
"A city speaks to you mostly by accident—in things you see through windows, in conversations you overhear. It's not something you have to seek out, but something you can't turn off."
cities  urban  berkeley  nyc  paris  power  sanfrancisco  environment  demographics  culture  community  boston  bayarea  location 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Our Cells, Ourselves
"It was always thought to have a kind of fascist or totalitarian overtone. That turns out to be wrong. The control is not central. But it does feel like control."
culture  demographics  history  mobile  social  society  technology  terrorism  identity  attention  presence  socialnetworking 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
S.F.'s Castro district faces an identity crisis / As straights move in, some fear loss of the area's character
"The population of same-sex couples in Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose, meanwhile, appeared to increase during the period -- San Jose by 34 percent, Oakland by 14 percent and Berkeley by 8 percent."
population  gay  sanfrancisco  berkeley  sanjose  oakland  realestate  demographics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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