Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH]
Believe it or not, Google+ is ahead of Twitter and in third place
‘Are any of these numbers accurate? Nope. They’re changing by the second, literally, and of course there are always questions about how they’re calculated, how many fake accounts are counted, and so on.
‘Yet the fact remains, even with a large statistical margin for error, these membership numbers are extremely interesting.
‘For each network, we will indicate the date of the most recent accounting, as well as whether we are looking at active monthly members or just registered users…’
A Rare Subpoena to Reveal Source
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Times Reporter Over Refusal to Identify Source
‘The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.
‘The case arose from a subpoena to Mr. Risen seeking information about his source for a chapter of his 2006 book, “State of War.” Prosecutors say they need Mr. Risen’s testimony to prove that the source was Jeffrey Sterling, a former C.I.A. official.
‘The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., ordered Mr. Risen to comply with the subpoena. Mr. Risen has said he will refuse…’
A Literary Subgenre That’s Also a Lifestyle
‘Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction. The setting is often 19th century England or the American Wild West; there the characters encounter amazing steam-powered machinery.
‘The literary genre has spawned a subculture called “the steampunk lifestyle” which blends Victorian design and clothing with modern technology. Practitioners shop at second-hand stores, wear suspenders, vests, and corsets (outside their clothing). They carry pocket watches and disguise their cell phones and laptops as Victorian artifacts. The steampunk lifestyle seems to be a kind of genteel back-to-basics hybrid that embraces technology while rejecting consumerism…’
Bestselling Author Joshua Ferris Takes on Social Media in Latest Novel
‘We all cultivate our online identity. But what if our online persona was created by someone else and simply given to us, without our consent? That is exactly what happens to Paul O’Rourke, a social media-averse dentist who discovers that his identity has been stolen.
‘As Paul fights to reclaim his identity, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour forces readers to ask which is more real: the way we represent ourselves online, or the real world lives that we live?…’
How do Network Newsreaders Read?
‘CNN anchor and reporter Wolf Blitzer always appears poised and calm, with all the answer at his fingertips.
‘But, when he was challenged in an episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” he failed miserably.
‘Blitzer’s mispronunciations and outright gaffes made him a later source of ridicule.
‘People wonder how someone who should know so much about a wide variety of topics could be caught so thoroughly unaware in such a conspicuous situation…’
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