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Archive for January, 2013

HOW MANY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS DO YOU HAVE?

A survey conducted by AARP of 1,000 account holders 18 years and older revealed——-

1-2 social media accounts       65%

3-4 social media accounts     20%

5 or more accounts            15%

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NOT ENOUGH ZZZZZZ

Sleep deprivation of employees is costing U.S. companies $63.2 billion annually.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 40.6 million Americans or 30% of the civilian  workforce get less than six hours sleep per night.  This  is not good for business.  Employees are operating at sub standard levels, not  to mention short fuses from lack of sleep.  

Source:  Wall Street Journal 1/23/2013

BUSINESS TRAVEL FORECAST TO RISE IN 2013

U. S. companies  are expected to spend more on business trips this year with a projected 4.6% increase on off-site meetings and international travel.

Total 2013 projected business travel spending           $266.7 billion

This survey was taken by the Global Business Travel Association of 335 U.S. agency owners, managers and industry experts who handle significant amounts of business travel in December 2012.

PLUG IN AT WORK

Companies that permit employees to connect their  personal devices to corporate networks—–

 

*Employee-owned smartphones   37%

*Employee -owned  touch tablets   34%

*Employee- owned PCs         31%

Employee-owned  MACS       27%

2012 survey by Forrester Research

 

 

TWEET & TWITTER IN THE LOO

THERE IS NO ESCAPE.  Americans are hooked on social media. Twitters in the loo transcend all ages. Nearly one-third(32%) of those aged 18-24 connect with Facebook  and Twitter in the bathroom. Twenty-eight of those aged 25-34 are bathroom social networkers , as are 15% aged 35-44.  Both sexes are equally likely to use social networks in the loo. 

How much time do Americans spend monthly on social networks?  Women spend 18 hours 20 minutes per month, and men 13 hours monthly.  The heaviest users   are those 18-24 who spend more than 21 hours using  social networks monthly. By gender and device—–

Gender                      Time on PCs                       Time on Mobile Devices            

Men                             6 hours 13 minutes                6 hours 44 minutes                          

Women                       8 hours  37 minutes               9 hours 43 minutes                        

This survey was conducted by Nielson Research of  200,000 internet users .

WHY DO YOUNG ADULTS SHOP ONLINE?

The main reasons those aged 18-34 shop online include—–

*Better Prices        37%

*Avoiding crowds and hassles      29%

*Convenience     18%

*Better selection    13%

*Ships directly     3%

Source:   Online survey by Impulse Research of 1,077  adults aged 18-34 in November 2012.

 

 

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