Meet Brizzly: I recently got an invite to give Brizzly a test drive. I have to say that, so far, I'm really impressed. Brizzly has a ton of great features that make using Twitter even better, without hogging your computer's memory.
I'm going to write a longer post about Brizzly next week, but in the meantime, why not surf over to Brizzly and sign-up for an invite?! [Brizzly.com]
What Youth Think: The mobileYouth team has launched a new YouTube channel, What Youth Think, that features young people providing unfiltered, unbiased video reviews on brands and products like TweetDeck, Boost Mobile and Hollister. What a great idea!
Researchers Ride the Twitter Wave: No fewer than a half-dozen Microsoft Research college interns are pursuing various Twitter-related projects this summer, five of them based at Microsoft Research New England. Also danah boyd, also part of Microsoft Research, breaks down Nielsen's "Teens Don't Tweet" research. [Microsoft Research Labs] [apophenia]
The Family Together in Front of the TV is Dead, Facebook & Twitter Rule: In the new, multichannel era of texting, tweeting and tapping away on computers, the generations are finding their entertainment in very different spheres.
Twitter, Facebook and Spotify are at the heart of the new entertainment, consuming hours of attention a week and even taking up time while people are supposedly watching television. [Times Online]
Tweet O' the Week: "The reason I like Twitter so much? It's because it gives "thinking outloud" a social dimension." ~@gapingvoid (aka Hugh MacLeod, author of Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity)
Social Networking Ages in Britain: U.K. teenagers are turning their back on social networks including Facebook, according to an official report, which also found that Britons are more likely to cut spending on their holidays and nights out than on their mobile phones or television subscriptions.
Meanwhile in the U.S., according to research conducted by Universal McCann, social networking is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it's still growing. From posting photos to writing blogs, the desire to share has become a universal phenomenon. [Business Weekly] [ReadWriteWeb]
Internet Use Triples in Decade: New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 62 percent of households reported using Internet access in the home in 2007, an increase from 18 percent in 1997, the first year the bureau collected data on Internet use and other research points. [US Census Press]
Craig Ferguson on Why The World is Stupid: 'What happened is youth became more important and more
important. Society started to turn on its head. Because youth has a
byproduct -- inexperience.
By the nature of youth you don't have any experience. It's not your fault. You're just kind of stupid. So the deification of youth evolved, and turned into the deification of imbecility.' [NY Post]
Speed Round: Students can now rent their textbooks, ISTE & HP begin a joint professional development venture, UK troops are encouraged to use Twitter and Facebook in the field, in contrast the U.S. Marines bans Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and finally....Guy Kawasaki takes A Look At What Young People Are/Are Not Willing To Pay For Online!