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7:52am

Sun August 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 2:44 am

A study shows digital media consumption will surpass TV viewing for the first time this year.
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It's finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That's according to eMarketer's latest estimate of media consumption among adults.

The average adult will spend more than five hours per day online and on non-voice mobile activities (read: texting, apps, games). That's compared to an average four hours and 31 minutes each day of TV watching.

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4:46am

Fri August 2, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tampon Marketing Gets Real For The Social Media Age

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 9:08 am

"We just thought we were telling this endearing story women could relate to," says HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom.
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12:11pm

Thu August 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

What Outbreak? Students Tune Out Tweeted Health Warnings

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 3:26 pm

Buzz, Georgia Tech's mascot, wasn't the only bug in the students' midst last fall. An outbreak of bacterial pneumonia sickened at least 83 in what the CDC called the largest known outbreak at a university in 35 years.
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You can lead college students to soap and water, but you can't make them wash their hands. In fact, you can't even make them read their e-mail.

That was one takeaway from an outbreak of pneumonia at Georgia Tech last fall that sickened at least 83 students – "the largest [outbreak] reported at a university in 35 years," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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10:00am

Fri July 19, 2013
Colorado Identity

Making Colorado Seeks Feedback, Colorado Flag Gets The Love Instead

The Colorado flag, designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911
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11:37am

Tue July 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Family That Tweets Together Stays Together

Snapchatting, Dad? Could be helping you stay close to the kids.
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Retweeted by Mom? Teenagers might say they'd die of embarrassment. But teenagers who are connected with their parents via Twitter and other social media have better relationships with them, and fewer behavioral problems.

A study that asked teens if they used social media to communicate with their parents found that half said yes. And 16 percent said they used social media with their parents every day.

Half of the teens in a this study said they used social media to communicate with the folks. Almost 20 percent said they communicated with Mom and Dad that way every day.

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