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IDK My BFF…. zzzz

eMarketer on research from Oxygen Media Insights Group:

More than a third of female social media users ages 18 to 34 had fallen asleep with their PDA in their hands or reported regularly checking Facebook first thing in the morning.

I get that females especially that age group are the more social demographic, we’ve seen that demonstrated countless times… but this can’t be healthy. “more than a third” is actually 37% almost 2 in 5. I’d bet if you go skew the demographic younger, 15-23 for example you’d get an even higher percentage.

That might be why Telco’s can charge so much for text messaging despite it having an extremely low actual cost to provide the service (translation: it’s almost pure profit). Addicts will pay.


Woz Is The Dancing Queen

Steve Wozniak Dancing With StarsHere’s something I’m really not sure I want to see. Steve Wozniak on Dancing With The Stars.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of The Woz. I’ve even got an autographed copy of iWoz.

I even know trivia like how ADB is likely the lastWoz designed technology technology to be replaced on Apple products since keyboards and trackpads in laptops still used ADB (and even ADB emulation from what I understand) until about 2004. That makes ADB about 18 years.

But I’m not sure what to expect here.

At least Woz is rather charismatic and a well known prankster. Who knows what he’s going to say or do. He’s a good storyteller (interesting rambler) but not sure if how much of that will show.

Despite the ugly images running through my mind, I’m still hoping he wins, since it would be by far the most amusing. I suspect he could easily become a fan favorite thanks to sites like Digg and Slashdot and Twitter which could drum up some audience votes. This could be interesting to see how social media can impact audience participation on TV shows.

I think Steve-O should be entertaining too. He generally is, for better or worse.

This should be fun. Who knows maybe this is going to pave the way for other tech celebrities like Bill Gates 😉 .