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May 1st, 2009

The Kindle is Not Attracting Youngsters

A very interesting blog entry on 4-29 from Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab; the title: “Kindle users skew older; does that impact news biz’s revenue hopes?” Mr. Benton reports on an article from a subscriber-based newsletter called Publishers Lunch, which reported that “…over half of reporting Kindle owners are 50 or older,…

April 29th, 2009

More Data On the Twitter Explosion

The ubiquitous eMarketer todays reports on the Twitter explosion, providing data that complements my earlier blog on the topic. The most salient piece of data in the article is that “eMarketer estimates there were roughly 6 million Twitter users in the US in 2008, or 3.8% of Internet users.” That less than 4% of Internet…

April 28th, 2009

The Future of Digital Magazines

The title of this entry is tongue-in-cheek (at least I’m keeping my tongue in my mouth), as I just discovered Zinio’s little-publicized side venture: Undercover Mags. If you go to the site by clicking on this link, it will take you to the magazines deemed of interest to heterosexuals, and you’ll be greeted with a…