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Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes Headline: “For the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.” I work for government: I work for government and have done so (except for time in college) since the age of 18. I find most government workers reasonably dedicated to […]

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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 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 Alternative title: The religious like the internet and see it as valuable to their efforts. The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently created a statistical overview of the internet use of those religiously active (see below). Those of us doing social media have always known that there are groups that interact well on […]

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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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Is it too easy to be negative on Twitter?

by admin on December 12, 2011

Http://LeonardSipes.Com I start getting concerned when I watch national news and the reporter cites Twitter messages as evidence of public sentiment. It’s equally interesting when professional friends express dismay when Twitter starts slamming their agencies. The report below from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism analyses social media coverage of the 2011 […]

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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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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Pew reports (see below) that 28 percent of Americans are using location-based services. Is there a way that Government, associations and nonprofits can take advantage of these services? Businesses seem to be the obvious beneficiaries. My wife and I were traveling recently and looking for a restaurant. She searched her iPhone and found a […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com A new report from Pew (see below) documents the dramatic rise in the use of social media and that most are satisfied by the experience. But as to who uses social media sites the most, age rules. When it comes to race, income, education and location there are differences but they are less pronounced. […]

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