Friday, December 17, 2010

Around The Blogosphere 17 December 2010

Blogger Tavi Gevinson takes a look at Black Swan.

Get ready for another (Oh, no!) TeeVee singing competition: PASTE reports that reality-TV mega-producer Mark Burnett’s latest project will be a singing competition for NBC called The Voice of America. Naturally, like all of the other singing competition rip-off shows, this one will be based on the Dutch show "The Voice of Holland." Yawn, yawn, yawn and yawn!

MYTH!!! Teenagers are abandoning blogs, while members of the "G.I. Generation" are flocking to Facebook. These are two of the findings in a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which put out a similar "Generations" report last year. REALLY?

From the report:
"The primary adult data in this report is based on the findings of a daily tracking survey on Americans' use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between April 29 and May 30, 2010, among a sample of 2,252 adults ages 18 and older, including 744 reached on a cell phone. Interviews were conducted in English. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting telephone surveys may introduce some error or bias into the findings of opinion polls."

EDITOR's NOTE ::: "telephone interviews" are so 20th Century! All of the people I know under age 50 have cell phones, not land lines, and I am 99% sure the "folks" who participated in this research were contacted via land lines!

Georyl reports ::: CMF Ads Removes SSN Requirement For Cash Outs

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