Facebook released findings from a recent study where they evaluated what makes a particular post popular. Self-referential statuses prove to be much less popular, while posting about others, positive emotions or religious words are highly ‘Liked.’ Who knew that a social networking site would favor social activity? In other news, in a recent year-over-year comparison of the MasterCard payment network, online sales have increased 15.4 percent. With $1 billion in sales on Cyber Monday and $5.5 billion the week before Christmas, online shopping is becoming as familiar as going to the mall. The easier it becomes to purchase reliably online, the easier it becomes not to leave the house during the holidays. And finally, video-streaming monolith Hulu rethought its initial public offering in favor of working on its subscription policy. Hulu versus Netflix’s is an uphill battle, despite lowering their subscription cost to $7.99 a month. On demand programming is gaining momentum on overpriced cable service, perhaps leaving room for the both of them.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 27, 2010
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).