Mobile/Smart Phones/Tablets

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Why anyone would prefer mobile devices over a nice big screen and full keyboard for important tasks or content creation is beyond my comprehension. I gave my wife my iPad; it’s big, bulky and I would rather read and create on a real keyboard and nice-sized screen. But that’s not how the world sees digital […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com The digital revolution  delayed “or” the more things change the more they stay the same. I enjoy reminding communicators that while we must completely embrace the digital revolution, the principles of communication continue to center on traditional content creation, e-mail with social coming in third for most topics per Pew. See link at the bottom of the article for […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Just in case you were curious about the power of mobile devices; from Pew Internet: 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone. Half own smartphones, which expands their mobile internet access and enables mobile software applications. One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com New research from Pew: A quarter of American adults now own tablet computers, a major increase from the first measurement of tablet ownership by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in the late summer of 2010. In September 2010, 4% of American adults owned tablets and now 25% do, according to […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com (a site for government, associations and nonprofits) Daily summaries of social media and news media related articles are offered through my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes or via the Facebook button on this site. Thanks!!! Article:  Concerned about reaching those involved in local issues?   Target those using smart phone and tablets to get access to local news. There is […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com I just did an article (link below) titled “Want contributions? Reach out to the socially connected tech community.” In it I used data from Pew Internet suggesting that those technically and socially inclined are willing and able to respond quickly to calls for contributions. Now the Columbian (WA, link below) offers a short article […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com This site is dedicated to government, associations and nonprofits and nothing stirs the soul of people in the latter two categories than fundraising; money moves public policy far more than ideology. The research below from Pew Internet is based on charitable giving during emergencies. Charitable donations from mobile phones have grown more common in […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com I listen to a lot of tech-related podcasts on my daily commute via train every day. If one listens to the pundits the social world is the near future and traditional methods of communication will be permanently left behind. The observations are limited but understandable considering the well-documented decline in traditional media use. There’s […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Hello from Blog World You can look at ‘The Tablet Revolution” from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism as a microcosm of early adopters of new technology.  There are some surprising results: Consuming news (53 percent) is more popular than social networking (39 percent). Just 14 percent have paid for news content. Another […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com The Pew Research Center creates the best data on who uses the Internet and how it’s used. The latest data (citation below) states that the Internet is now the primary source of information for local business, education and restaurants. The survey looks at all forms of communication including television, newspapers, radio, the internet and […]

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