Linked In?

Member communities, such as social networks and blogs, have increased in popularity within the last year, according to Global Faces and Networked Places, a report published in March by the Nielsen Company. The report found that 45 billion minutes were spent on member communities in 2008.

 

Socially Acceptable

Results from Facebook confirmed that nearly 75 percent of users voted for the new governance policies after debate about the original terms of use, which suggested that the social utility owned users' materials.

Twitter breeds quitters? According to a Nielsen survey, 60 percent of tweeters quit within the first month.

In case of emergency, you can hear it through the grapevine. Microsoft is beta-testing Vine, which is similiar to Twitter. Users can receive real-time emergency updates from media outlets nationwide.

 

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Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.