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Old fashioned print media seems to be dead.

In a recent report released by a company known as Emarketer it was discovered that adults now spend more time on their mobile devices than they do looking at old fashioned print media (such as newspapers and magazines). It is estimated that people spend about an hour a day using their mobile devices compared to just over half on hour spent with old fashioned media. This is the first year that significant mobile device usage has been recorded since the company started taking the survey in 2008. What we do not know from this survey is how is the usage time being spent. Are people reading and catching up on the news or are they surfing the net and playing games. Along with the growth in mobile device usage it was also reported that there was an increase in the amount of time people spend in front of the television in an average day. On average people spend about 4 and a half hours a day in front of there televisions. That number is up 30 minutes from previous recorded years.

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Excitement for whats to come in the future

I was coming out of the movie theater the other day when I noticed a pole that looked kind of like a parking meter in front of a few cars. This got me curious as to what it was upon further inspection I noticed it was a car charging station for the new electric cars. Seeing this got me really excited for some reason. I dont know if it comes down to the fact that I love the idea of having an electric car or if its just the normal excitement I get when I discover new technology at work in the community I live in. what ever it is I like it a lot. I am most excited about seeing the acceptance of electric cars into every day life because it means we will have to use less and less gasoline as a country on a daily basis. Not only will this help the the owners of the electric cars but the owners of the gas cars as well, because this means that gas prices could fall because of the surplus gas that is not being used. So really electric cars area a win win for every one. I hope that we continue to see more and more electric cars make there way onto the market in the near future.

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I can not believe it has been a decade

In October of 2001 the world was introduced to a new device. Little did people know it would be the device that revolutionized the portable music industry. If you have not guessed it by now I am talking about the Ipod. Yes the worlds most popular portable music player has now been a part of our lives for 10 years. The Ipod started off as this huge brick like device that was capable of holding 5 gigs of music and had a battery life of only 10 hours. Of course over the years the Ipod has gotten a whole lot better and has adapted perfectly to the trends of society what started out as a huge brick with buttons has turned into a sleek smooth music player with touch screen integration. The Ipod has definitely brought a lot of change to the world of portable music and I feel that it will continue to bring even more revolutionary changes in the next ten years. All I can say is that I am super excited to be see what the future of portable music brings and how it changes and shapes how we live life on a daily basis. So just as a closing statement I would like to say Happy birthday to the Ipod and wish it many more years of success.

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Has email died and gone to computer heaven?

I was reading an article this week that I found to be pretty interesting. This article was about how kids in today’s society don’t really understand what the point of an email is. Though I am not really surprised by this thought, it did make me sit back for a minute and think: is email a dead part of society? I mean, if you think about it, when was the last time you told someone you would email them something? I am not talking about interaction through a social network, I am talking about personal messages, through email. In a recent survey of today’s teenager, 44% of students said that email has its place and will stick around for a little while yet; while 41% said that social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have taken over email and made it no longer a useful tool. 15% of students were not quite sure what the future held for the once popular form of communication. I believe that there is a time and a place for email and also believe that there is a separate time and place for social networking. If you are in a corporate environment, then it’s more professional and safe to email information back and forth; if you are just having a casual conversation amongst friends, then it is more practical to use a social network. It will be interesting to see what really does happen to the world of email in the next few years.

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