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The social network of a reader is quickly becoming their personalized news wire. That’s because in the last five years, a revolutionary shift has taken place in the way we consume news. We have gone from consuming news through traditional media and news websites to having the news broadcast to us by our social network of friends. In fact, 75% of news consumed online is through shared news from social networking sites or e-mail. Social news is finding us. (thanks http://twitter.com/gbewsh/)
In a world where we are measured by our social graph and our stature within it, influence, not ignorance, is bliss. Attention, engagement and affinity are earned privileges and as such, with influence comes great responsibility.
The study found that in June, nearly 93 million Internet users visited Twitter.com, an increase of 109 percent from the previous year, as the social networking site achieved strong gains across all global regions. Indonesia reported the highest penetration, with 20.8 percent of Internet users in the country visiting Twitter.com that month, followed by Brazil and Venezuela, with Venezuela’s growth fueled in large part by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s decision to join Twitter in late April.
The number of financial advisers fell to 310,000 at the end of 2008 from 314,000 in 2004, Boston-based consulting firm Cerulli Associates said in a study released on Wednesday.
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Facebook has just announced that effective August 23, there are new sizing requirements for Fan Pages and they are removing the Boxes tab.
Did you miss any of these posts on IR Web Report this week?
- Telegraph invites readers to quiz Unilever CFO (and his PR firm)
- Will Europe ever get its own EDGAR?
- How Aviva uses Twitter for earnings announcements
- CICA publishes draft web reporting guides
- 5 CFOs who are using web video to communicate with investors
- iPads in the Boardroom: ICSA launches Blueprint BoardPad
- SEC’s proxy plumbing “does all we could have hoped,” says Computershare
- Reporting earnings, Cisco style
- Broadridge on SEC proxy plumbing: be careful what you wish for
- How hedge funds analyze your earnings calls
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