A study conducted by Chicago University found that Facebook and Twitter are harder to resist than alcohol and tobacco. Participants were checked in on 7 times a day and 75% of the responses indicated an urge to use social media. As the day wore on, willpower to avoid the temptation was even worse. In other news, deleting a photo on Facebook doesn’t mean that it goes away. A flaw in how the site stores photos leaves them available to anyone with a direct link to the file. Facebook is working on a new system that will permanently delete the photos after a month and a half. And finally, the number of smartphones shipped worldwide eclipsed personal computers. By the end of 2011, vendors shipped 488 million smartphones, outnumbering PCs and tablet combined. 93 million of those devices were iPhones.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 6, 2012
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).