Source: http://gizmodo.com/5811605/new-york-is-the-top-tweeting-city-in-the-world

New York Is The Top Tweeting City In The World London may have the most Twitter accounts in the world, but New York City residents tweet more than anyone else in the world. This little factoid from Sysomos was recently dredged up in a NY Times op-ed piece.

It’s not surprising, really, even gangs in NYC picked up on the Twitter trend years ago. And, more recently, you have the beleaguered New York Senator Anthony Weiner whose Twitter faux pas is now front page news. [NY Times via Business Insider]

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Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/sports-chart-of-the-day-mlb-attendance-2011-5

In 2010, attendance in Major League Baseball was down for the third straight year. And early indicators suggest that 2011 will just be more of the same.

If we look at every team and what their attendance was after the same number of home games a year ago, we see that attendance is down 1.9 percent. That doesn’t seem that bad. But at this pace it would be just another step in continuing trend.

But more importantly, we can now see that some teams are suffering much more than others.

So far in 2011, five teams are down at least 10 percent in attendance from the same point a year ago. And one of those teams (Tampa Bay) has a winning record.

MLB Attendance 2010-2011

But attendance isn’t down everywhere. The Blue Jays and Rangers are both up more 30 percent from a year ago.

And also keep in mind that we are dealing with percentages here, not absolute numbers. It is much easier for the Blue Jays to achieve a 44.3 percent increase when they were only averaging 15,000 fans per game at this point last year than it would be for the Yankees who were averaging 45,000 in 2010.

Data through Wednesday. Data via ESPN.com and Baseball-Reference.com

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Source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008339

Charitable efforts and Facebook page both get a boost

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http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBKXG$9AHJQfmAUDSLFASbv4uD0/clck63

Novo Nordisk, Spokesman Pay Extra Care to Regulatory Issues

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Scrutiny of direct-to-consumer advertising from the Food and Drug Administration may be heightening, but that has not deterred one pharmaceutical company from trying something new for the industry: a branded Twitter page.

FULL ARTICLE http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBKXG$9AHJQfmAUDSLFASbv4uD0/clck63

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Microsoft should take a page from the launch of Wolfram’s Alpha using social channels.

Wolfram Alpha – 1.6 million google search results

Microsoft Kumo – 624k google search results

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www.WolframAlpha.com is launched, but Microsoft Kumo.com is not even launched. So there is NO benefit from all the news coverage.

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Search intensity and volume indicates interest of users — Wolfram Alpha is kicking Microsoft butt.

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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/wolfram-alpha-veil-lifted/

http://gizmodo.com/5240514/wolfram-alpha-and-google-tested-head+to+head

http://gizmodo.com/5236115/wolfram-alpha-search-engine-on-video

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