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Pew Internet Research published a new study on online video. Some interesting findings:
- 78% of adults internet users watch or download online videos, up from 69% who did so in 2009.
- Comedy/Humour is the most popular genre of video content online
- 57% of online adults (ages 18-49) watch videos on social media; 28% publish video to social media.
41% of cell phone owners watch mobile video, compared to only 8% who
check-in to locations using their phone. (Pew)
In Other News …
Comcast’s chief business development officer said there’s no reason why the new “See It” button on Twitter couldn’t be used to purchase movie tickets. (The Wrap)
Facebook eliminated the privacy feature that let users be unsearchable by name (ReadWrite)
According to AllThingsD sources, NBC News‘ SVP and Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller is being hired by Twitter as the company’s head of news. (AllThingsD)
Twitter launched a new app optimised for tablets. It will be rolled out exclusively for the Samsun Galaxy Note 10.1 first, but will be available on other Android tablets by year-end. (TechCrunch)