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Study: Twitter's 'Elite' Minority Still Producing Half of All Tweets

Twitter may be growing in population and volume, but, according to a new study from Cornell University and Yahoo Research, the site still relies upon a small fraction of its users to churn out the majority of its tweets. The site currently boasts around 200 million users and sees about 140 million tweets per day. Half of those, however, are generated by less than 0.05-percent of all Twitter ...

Majority of Americans Now on Facebook, Report Says

If you're over the age of 12 and not on Facebook, you're in the (slight) minority. According to a soon-to-be-published report from Edison Research, 51-percent of all American "adults" (i.e., ages 12 and up) have an account on the social networking site. Just three years ago, that figure was only 8-percent. There are also plenty of 12-year olds using the site, but Facebook is exterminating those li...

Number of Malware-Infected Sites Has Doubled Since Last Year, Study Says

Well, this is discouraging. According to new statistics from security firm Dasient, the number of websites infected with malware has doubled since last year, with more than one million sites compromised during the fourth quarter of 2010. Malware-filled advertising, or 'malvertising,' is on an even more meteoric rise. Dasient detected three million malicious ads per day during the fourth quarter...

Facebook Most Blacklisted Site in 2010, OpenDNS Says

Web security firm OpenDNS has just released its annual list of the most blacklisted sites across homes, businesses and schools. And, perhaps not surprisingly, Facebook came out on top. OpenDNS' 2010 report on 'Web Content Filtering and Phishing' (PDF) shows that a full 14.2-percent of networks using the company's services have blacklisted Facebook, 9.9-percent blocked access to MySpace, and 8.1...

Global Spam Volume on the Decline, Report Shows

Hey, here's some good news: it looks like spam is on the decline. According to Symantec's latest State of Spam and Phishing report, the volume of spam and junk mail in circulation around the world has been decreasing steadily since August, and dropped noticeably around Christmas. No one has a concrete explanation for the drop-off, but Symantec's Eric Park suggests that the demise of major botnets...

Crowdmap Makes Disaster Response More Accessible, We Go Hands On

Since it launched three years ago, Ushahidi has played an increasingly crucial role in natural disaster and crisis relief efforts by allowing citizens to report violent incidents as they happen. Whenever the open-source software receives a notification from a user, it uses data collected from text messages, news reports or the Internet to geographically map the incident in real-time. In recent ...

Playing 'FarmVille' at Work Poses Security Risks, Cisco Study Claims

Share In a security report, Cisco claims that employees are breaking company policies by playing social networking games, and, by doing so, could be opening up networks to outside attacks. Cisco's 2010 Midyear Report found that 7-percent of those who admitted to using Facebook at work also fessed up to spending an average of 68 minutes each day playing 'FarmVille.' FarmVille isn't the only culpr...

FCC Report: 31-Percent of Americans With Broadband Access Won't Adopt It

In anticipation of a sweeping new plan that aims to provide all Americans with broadband Internet access, the FCC has just released a report (PDF link) detailing Internet usage statistics with some fascinating results. The report reveals that 35-percent of Americans do not use broadband at home. But, only 4-percent of these people lack access to broadband where they live, meaning that 31-percent ...

Gamers Game for Life, Report Suggests

Once a gamer, always a gamer. That's right, you'll be blasting noobs on 'Halo' or banging on those 'Rock Band' drums till the day you die, at least according to a recent report from the Entertainment Merchants Association. The 2009 Annual Report on the Home Entertainment Industry states, "Older gamers continue to be engaged by video games, rather than dropping out and being replaced by a new gener...

Economy and HD Adoption Driving Stay-at-home Entertainment Up

We've already waded through a number of research reports that found individuals more likely to stay at home and get their entertainment during rough economic times, but an insightful piece from Parks Associates takes a more deliberate approach to analyzing what's really going on. When looking at just how many people are viewing video-on-demand content now versus two years ago (it's way up, by th...

Global HDTV Shipments Exceed SDTVs for First Time

The times, they are a-changin'. Back in February, we found that LCD TV shipments had surpassed CRTs for the first time in history. Now, an iSuppli report on HDTV growth has shown that HDTVs overtook standard-definition televisions "as the leading TV shipped globally" in 2008. Sure, the current economic environment may put a damper on HDTV sales for the moment, but the previously mentioned resear...

Survey Finds Many Americans Work on the Toilet

We already know that a solid chunk of Britons use mobile internet while in the throes of passion, and now Captain Obvious (today known as Nokia) has awkwardly landed to tell the world that Americans do too. A recent survey, which we can only imagine was absolutely thrilling to conduct, found that some 53-percent of working Americans "have been interrupted by a work-related phone call or e-mail w...

Consumers Delaying Blu-ray Purchases

You just have to love the mixed messages, don't you? On one hand, you've got research asserting that Blu-ray simply isn't gaining the desired amount of traction since the demise of HD DVD; on the other, you've got numbers showing that BD adoption actually is on the up and up. So, which is it? According to a hot-out-of-the-oven study by ABI Research, consumers in America are still procrastinating ...

DVR Owners Do Indeed Skip Ads, Study Affirms

You know those situations where everyone knows something yet no one is courageous enough to just blurt out the obvious? Pardon us, but yes, people do actually use their DVRs to skip commercials. In case our word isn't good enough for you, research firm Oliver Wyman has just completed a study which found that 85% of the 1,000 global participants used their DVR to skip at least three-quarters of ...

Study Finds That One-Third of Consumers Copy DVDs

'Round these parts, we prefer to read the fine print first, so it should be noted that none other than Macrovision -- you know, the firm that purchased the now-cracked BD+ DRM scheme for $45 million last year -- financed this here study. According to poll results from US and UK consumers, around 1 in 3 individuals admitted to "making copies of pre-recorded DVDs in the past 6 months, up over a q...