Archives for December 2010

Your Privacy & Mobile Apps…

Great coverage, as usual, in the Wall Street Journal about your smartphone apps sending information “back to the mothership” without users’ knowledge or consent. It turns out that many apps on the popular iPhone and Andriod systems have been sending all kinds of information back to the apps’ creators and/or third party marketing companies – […]

Twitter Usage in the Real World

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released a study about Twitter usage last week and it is full of some very interesting stuff! The headline for the study on Pew’s web site is “8% of Online Americans Use Twitter”. Twitter promotes itself as having millions of users worldwide, but there has not been a lot of data available about who is using Twitter and how they are using it. It is a tool that many businesses and organizations are struggling to figure out how to use in a way that produces tangible results.