A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.
“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”
Marine Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, an Iraq war veteran who recently underwent a life-saving kidney transplant, received the organ from an unexpected source — 24-year-old fellow soldier Lt. Patrick Wayland.
The two men didn’t know each other, but after Wayland suffered a fatal heart attack while swimming in flight gear during training on August 1, Wayland’s family sought out the people it felt was “most deserving” of Patrick’s vital organs.
Aside from voiceover work in the ‘Shrek’ franchise, the last time Mike Myers headlined on the big screen was in 2008′s disastrous box-office and critical flop, ‘The Love Guru.’
Now, the ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum is going back to the tried and true. He’s signed on to reprise the randy, dental-hygienically-challenged British spy Austin Powers in a fourth installment of the movie series.
Katie and Kristi, the demon-plagued sisters from the films ‘Paranormal Activity’ and its part-sequel/part-prequel ‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ are back.
The trailer for the third installment in the hugely successful series reveals glimpses from the girls’ childhood and seems to provide context for why those nasty other-worldly beings were so hellbent on destruction in the first two flicks.
For decades, photo manipulation software has been whittling the waists and thinning the thighs of celebrities and models, and the AMA says it’s caused unrealistic and unhealthy body image issues — especially among children and adolescents.
Jack Welch, step aside. Run-of-the-mill employee management methods are so two-thousand and late.
The people at training software company Mindflash have a better idea — use the ancient trials of Jedi training to whip those underlings into shape. With nuggets of wisdom like “To face the loneliness and pain of management, much endurance you require,” it won’t be long before you’ve Jedi Mind Tricked your employees into doing your laundry.
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