consumer behaviour

Pew on teen social media practices (with interesting bits on class)

by: danah boyd

While I was off struggling with Leopard and pants, Pew put out another great report: Teens and Social Media. This report fleshes out what I noticed earlier
- teens are much more protective of the content they post online than

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NPD Report 63% of Americans Playing Video Games

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Search Is Paramount in the Emerging Green Category

by: David Wigder

Paid search continues to grow and is now considered by most marketers to be a core component of their online marketing tool kits.  This continued growth is not surprising, however, as it is hard to beat search as a marketing channel for both its efficiency and effectiveness.

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The Neuroscience of Second Life

by: Roger Dooley

These days, people are spending a lot of time online, much of it in Web communities and social networks. Second Life is a virtual world in which users create avatars to represent themselves and interact with others.

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The Techy 50-plus

by: Dick Stroud

This Reuter’s article is an interesting reflection on the 50-plus and their tech literacy.

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loss of context for me on Facebook

by: Danah Boyd

Le sigh. I lost control over my Facebook tonight. Or rather, the context got destroyed. For months, I've been ignoring most friend requests. Tonight, I gave up and accepted most of them. I have been facing the precise dilemma that I write about in my articles: what constitutes a "friend"? Where's the line?

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Search Is Paramount in the Emerging Green Category

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The Mating Mind: Is Boosting Sex Appeal the Brain’s Primary Purpose?

by: Roger Dooley

The Mating Mind. A prof at the University of New Mexico has an interesting suggestion: the evolution of the human brain was largely driven by finding better ways to appeal to the opposite sex.

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responding to critiques of my essay on class

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Green Consumers and the Mushiness Index

by: Joel Makower

A new market research study of Americans' green passions and buying habits is out this week, from the venerable Yankelovich.

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