If Web users’ use of “AddThis” is a measure of how people share media – and Ad Age thinks it is – then Facebook accounts for more than half (52%) of our media-sharing, but “Twitter was up 577% this year” overall (13.5% of sharing) and accounted for 52% of media-sharing in Japan, interestingly. Tumblr came in third overall, at 1,299.5% growth (fastest-growing). Google’s +1 button has plateaued, Ad Age adds, but Google can be happy that its Chrome browser “overtook Firefox last month” (still second to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer). Sharing by mobile phone grew 6x this year, with Occupy Wall Street having caused “a 217% spike in mobile sharing” on October 25. Surprising were the most-shared topics, with Osama bin Laden topping the chart. Kim Kardashian’s divorce didn’t even make the Top 10 (sorry for the sarcasm). Do check out Ad Age’s infographic for the rest of the 10 most-shared topics.
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems
- U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too