Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Why people choose to visit online social sites:
* Who likes me?
* Is everything okay?
* How can I become more popular?
* What's new?
* I'm bored, let's make some noise
None of these are new, but in the digital world, they're still magnetic.
If you want to understand why Twitter is so hot, look at those five
attributes. They deliver all five, instantly.
Friday, 3 April 2009
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Monday, 23 February 2009
The research was conducted by www.cybersentinel.co.uk, software that claims to offer parents the ability to block websites and monitor their kid's use of the internet.
Ellie Puddle, Marketing Director of CyberSentinel said: "The alarming thing about this research is that it shows that teenagers are obviously exploring all sorts of topics as a result of modern-day pressures [and] they find it easier to go online to conduct their research than asking mum and dad for advice."
Breakdown of the average teenager's time online each week
- Downloading music 1 hour 40 minutes
- YouTube 2 hours 2 minutes
- MSN 3 hours 29 minutes
- Chatrooms 2 hours 5 minutes
- Virtual World sites 1 hour 55 minutes
- Homework/research 3 hours 10 minutes
- Shopping 1 hour 49 minutes
- Auction sites 1 hour 28 minutes
- Cosmetic surgery 1 hour 8 minutes
- Soft porn 1 hour 40 minutes
- Dieting/weight loss 1 hour 35 minutes
- Family planning/pregnancy 1 hour 32 minutes
- NHS Direct/Health 1 hour 22 minutes
- Samaritans 1 hour 1 minute
- Dating 1 hour 15 minutes
- Social networking 3 hours 47 minutes