antdude writes: "The National Purchase Diary (NPD) Group Blog reports that "Internet Connected TVs Are Used To Watch TV, And That’s About All — The Internet connected high definition television (HDTV) screen has so far failed to break beyond the bounds of its TV-centric heritage, with little use for the big screen beyond the obligatory video services. But the connection is being used to provide access to a far wider variety of alternative sources for video content. The latest NPD Connected Intelligence Application & Convergence report highlights that nearly six out of ten consumers who own a connected HDTV are accessing Over-the-Top (OTT) video services through the device.
Seen on DSL/Broadband Reports."
antdude writes: "MacStories have an article, with images, titled "Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon" — "... the various digital content stores that are run... -– specifically their Music, Movies, TV Shows, eBooks and App stores...""
antdude writes: "Pew Internet article, with its details, showing "Digital Differences" — "When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. Among the main findings about the state of digital access..."
Ant writes: "A 15 minutes and 21 seconds TED video talk showing: "Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the meetings and managers (M&Ms)) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click on before they send us on to our real destination. This has been going on for a long time and is slowly starting to build into something of a redirect hell on the Web.
Ant writes: "BBC News report on "How the internet is changing language. 'To Google' has become a universally understood verb and many countries are developing their own internet slang. But is the web changing language and is everyone up to speed?..."
Ant writes: "Boston reports words and phrases like "friend, Google, TiVo, log in, contact, barbecue (BBQ), unlike, concept, text, Photoshop, leverage, party, Xerox, reference, architect, parent, improv, transition, diligence, host, chair, gift, heart, and impact have all been declared--by someone, somewhere, whether a usage expert or just a self-appointed language cop--'not verbs.'... It doesn't matter whether they're useful, interesting, or entertaining as verbs; to many people, if a word began its life as a noun, then 'verbing' it (like I did there) is just wrong..."
Seen on Neatorama. So Slashdotting is a bad idea. [grin]"
Ant writes: "HotelChatter's Annual Hotel WiFi Report 2010 — "This year marks HotelChatter's sixth annual hotel wifi report. Over the years we've documented the progression of hotel WiFi, from blatant disregard, to price-gouging for WiFi access, and reliable WiFi for loyalty program members, through guests taking matters in to their own hands with wireless laptop/notebook cards and 3G access. A year ago, we thought guest demand for free, reliable, hotel WiFi might just go away, thanks to 3G.
Well guess what? The demand for hotel WiFi has not gone away, quite the opposite, a growing number of hotel guests not only demand the hotel they book have proper wireless access but most will consider *not* staying at a hotel that can't meet their basic access needs. That's right, WiFi is a make or break amenity for many hotel guests that can sway booking decisions — and that isn't going away..."
Ant writes: "Royal Pingdom has age statistics for nineteen/19 different social network sites (Facebook,/., Digg, etc.) and crunched the numbers (note: to get consistent age data for the various sites we used site demographics information for the United States/U.S. gathered from Google's Ad Planner service and then did some additional calculations to get all the data we needed).