A recent survey by Deloitte reveals that American consumers have their attention divided while watching television. 42% are surfing the web, 29% are on the phone and 26% are texting or sending instant messages. While people are now multi-tasking more while watching television, 79% are still doing the viewing on their TV sets—not computers. In other news, U.S. law enforcement officials seized 10 popular websites known for illegally streaming live sporting events and even pay-per-view events for free. As the Department of Justice said, these streams are harmful to professional leagues. And finally, a student was suspended for insulting a teacher on his Facebook page. The ACLU stated that the suspension is a direct violation of state and federal law and the status update is an extension of the student’s free speech. A federal agency declared that the law protects Facebook statuses as long as no threats are made.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 3, 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).