Blogs used to be the method of choice for expressing yourself online for most teenagers. But now they’re taking a backseat to the increasingly popular social media sites like Twitter. Those blogging between the ages of 12 and 17 has decreased in half with only 14% of teens still using the format. In other news, the Motorola Xoom is supposed to be the first Android tablet to compete with the iPad, but it won’t be launching with Flash support. Flash is one of Android’s main selling points over iOS with over 6 million downloads in its app store. Xoom’s support for flash should roll out by Spring 2011. And finally, should an employer be allowed to ask for your Facebook username and password? The ACLU is asking that question after the Maryland Department of Corrections required the information for a job interview. The information is part of their background check.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 22, 2011
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).