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September 2009

367 Hospitals in US Now Use Social Media

September 30, 2009

A total of 367 hospitals in the US are now using one or more social media tools to reach out to their patients and other stakeholders, according to the most recent analysis from Ed Bennett, a hospital website manager who maintains a site devoted to social media use by hospitals.  Read More »

Social Media Drives Increased Email Use

September 30, 2009

Despite an initial hypothesis that increased time on social networks might be taking Americans away from their email,  a Nielsen Company analysis found that the heaviest social media users actually use email more, perhaps because of the steady stream of messages that social networks dump into participants’ inboxes.  Read More »

‘Green’ Handsets to Number 485M by 2014

September 30, 2009

Consumer demand for environmentally sustainable mobile devices will be the primary driver behind the growth of “green” handsets, which could -  in the most transformational scenario – see global shipments grow to 485 million units by 2014, according to a report from Juniper Research.  Read More »

September Consumer Confidence Falls Slightly

September 30, 2009

Following an increase last month that was driven by a positive outlook for the future, the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell from 54.5 in August to 53.1 in September 2009, primarily on continued anxiety about the employment  situation in the US, reports Retailer Daily.   Read More »

Top 10 Politics Websites – August 2009

September 30, 2009

Note: The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a  Read More »

Top 10 Online Retailers by Conversion Rate – August 2009

September 30, 2009

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Top 10 Family Websites – August 2009

September 30, 2009

Note: The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a  Read More »

Mobile Users Most Loyal to News, Reference Apps

September 29, 2009

Mobile applications that provide news or reference services are the most frequently used by consumers over the longest periods of time and are most suited for subscription-based and ad-supported models, while more “gimmicky” entertainment-related apps are used least for the shortest periods of time and lend themselves to one-time download  Read More »

August Sees Online Video Highs: 161M Viewers, 25B Videos

September 29, 2009

A record-breaking 161 million US viewers watched online video in August 2009, according to data from comScore’s Video Metrix Service, which also revealed that the average viewer watched 582 minutes, or nearly 10 hours, of online video during the month.  Read More »

Average Direct-Marketing Job Search Lasts 28 Weeks

September 29, 2009

More than one-fourth of unemployed direct marketers in the US have been looking for work for 10 months or more, and the average duration of direct marketing  job searches far exceeds the national average for all American workers, according to a survey from Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC.  Read More »