May 14th, 2011  How Corporations Evade Taxes

April 15th, Saturday 2011
Humorous Look at Google Helmut

April 7th, 2011
We talk about change, we discuss it, we think about it.  But when is the best time to implement change?  Anyone who has improved their life, or had personal growth will tell you:  NOW.   I resisted the idea of Linux for years.  Like any self inflicted misery, I kept doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.  Every time Windows came out with a new Operating System, it seemed like the support for their old systems would become secondary to them.  As I saw computer after computer crash, I kept switching boxes, and repairing, patching, and losing data.   Finally, my brother loaded Ubuntu, a Linux based Operating System onto my laptop, and life has never been simpler.  The very change I resisted turned out to be a miracle.

     You can download Ubunto to an external hard drive and try it.  Actually, they encourage that on their site.  They don't want you to lose your ability to stay miserable.   Have a great day!


Very Funny InfoGraphic for Twitter.  Start from the Bottom of the Graphic
and work your way back up to here.


Media Companies and Strategies have been barking that gOOgle is scared of Facebook.  The underlying theme is that Facebook will become a marketplace of sorts, or that people will start purchasing items on Facebook and cut into gOOgle's market share. 

But until we see Facebook actually putting more marketplaces up on it's site, and more importantly, changes it's culture from a purely Social gathering place TO A MARKET, there is not much for gOOgle to fear. 

This chart of the day for April 1, 2011  shows that Social Media only comprises 5% of the Internet market, and search engines still comprise 31% and a large chunk of people not bothering with the internet at all.

March 16th, 2011 

NewsSource:  Chart of the Day. Copyright 2011.  Indicating that Twitter Users Source their Tweets more than Half the time on Outside Applications, and Tweets are still Read Half the Time on Outside Apps.
March 14th, 2011

Facebook vs. Twitter: An Infographic

How does Twitter stack up against Facebook when it comes to demographics and online activity? Digital Surgeons, an online marketing agency, has put together an infographic comparing the Facebook population to the Twitter population, and it shows that while the two are similar in many respects in terms of age, income and so on, there are also some crucial differences of interest to marketers and others looking to mine the data and pick a favorite platform. Among the biggest differences are that Twitter users seem to be more active, but less interested in following brands.
Here are a few of the key findings represented in the infographic, which was based on data from a Barracuda Networks survey as well as an analysis from Razorfish and other demographic breakdowns from a number of sources (although the data on Twitter in particular is a little old — the service now has 190 million users).
  • 88 percent of people are aware of Facebook, while 87 percent are aware of Twitter
  • 12 percent of Facebook users update their status every day vs. 52 percent for Twitter
  • males make up 46 percent of Facebook users, and 48 percent of Twitter
  • 30 percent access Facebook via mobile vs. 37 percent for Twitter
  • 40 percent follow a brand on Facebook vs. 25 percent on Twitter
  • 70 percent of Facebook users are outside the U.S. vs. 60 percent for Twitter