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Will Twitter Kill the Morning News Shows?

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Are iPhone Owners More Social?

You have to agree, iPhone owners do think different. We don鈥檛 know if it鈥檚 the device making it so easy to do social media things or the personality of an iPhone owner but iPhone owners stand out in this study as more involved with social media; they use Facebook and Twitter more often and in more places.

Social Media Anonymous

Need more evidence that social media can be habit forming? How about the fact that 56% of social media users need to check Facebook at least once a day? Even more impressive are the 12% who check in every couple of hours.

We Interrupt This Dinner for an Important Message

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Conclusion

We're not qualified to declare a societal [url=http://www.cheapjerseyshornets.com/...ter-williams-jersey/]Wholesale Michael Carter-Williams Jersey[/url] , social media crisis but when almost half of social media users say they check Facebook or Twitter sometime during the night or when they first wake up, you have to wonder if these people aren't suffering from some sort of addiction to social media. From this study, it also appears that social media may have begun to replace more conventional sources for news with many social media users saying tweets trump their CRT [url=http://www.cheapjerseyshornets.com/nicolas-batum-jersey/]Wholesale Nicolas Batum Jersey[/url] , LCD, or Plasma TV for that morning cup of news.


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