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Survey says! More U.S. adults use smart phones versus regular cell phones
More U.S. adults own smart phones than simpler feature phones, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
As of February, nearly half – 45 percent – of cell phone owners said theirs is a smart phone. The study showed that in the U.S., smart phone users now outnumber other mobile phone users.
Old Tweets become marketing gold
Twitter will make it easy for marketing data companies to mine billions of messages for valuable info by opening its archives and selling old tweets.
According to a published report, one of Twitter’s new customers, DataSift, has allied with the social network for access to tweets going back to January 2010.
According to its website, DataSift promises customers will be able to “unlock trends from public tweets” and “access the full Twitter firehose.”
Google answers your questions about privacy changes
Here’s a list of questions like that one, with answers from Google. Bottom line? Once you email a user with a Gmail account, or if they have your address stored in their “address book”, then guess what? You’re in Google’s web.
Meanwhile, Facebook denies a report it’s snooping through texts.
Bits & Bytes
- Does the Internet ruin or improve today’s youngsters? Here’s the study.
- Cashless society embraced by Home Depot with PayPal – 2,000 stores announce new option.
- Computer games for disabled controlled by eye movements.
- Tax-software users being targeted in scams.
- REPORT: Internet radicalizes U.S. Muslims quickly.
The Time Capsule
1933 – FDR declares bank holiday
1953 – Stalin rumored near death
Congratulations to WND readers Raymond O’Connor of Tupelo, Miss., and Dulcie Rodriguez of Coral Gables, Fla., who were among the first to correctly guess actor Frank McRae in his portrayal of Hazel in the 1982 film “Cannery Row.” The film was based on the novel by John Steinbeck.
The selection was tied to last week’s Time Capsule item when in 1902, author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, Calif.
The quote was: “I love Doc! He was a character witness for me, and I ain’t got no character.”
This week’s quote: “Our country, the noblest country in the history of men, was based on the principle of individualism. The principle of man’s inalienable rights. It was a country where a man was free to seek his own happiness, to gain and produce, not to give up and renounce. To prosper, not to starve. To achieve, not to plunder. To hold as his highest possession a sense of his personal value. And as his highest virtue, his self respect. Look at the results. That is what the collectivists are now asking you to destroy, as much of the earth has been destroyed.”
Name the movie, the actor and the character. Send your answer to me at the email address below. Please be sure to add your town and state. Good luck!