Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Out of Office: Job Loss in the Age of Blogs and Twitter

CM comment: Familiar with Twitter? It's being touted as the latest way to connect online. Some early adopting casinos include twitter.com/mgmgrand, twitter.com/TrumpCasinos, twitter.com/LuxorLV and twitter.com/BorgataAC.

February 3, 2009: from The Wall Street Journal -- It's been decades since Americans had this much time on their hands and -- thanks to the Web -- never have there been so many opportunities to burn it. Internet games, gambling and other forms of online entertainment have seen significant surges in use in the several months since the economic downturn deepened. Social-networking services like Facebook, blogs and discussion forums -- all well-known time sinks even during good times -- are also seeing strong growth. Some purveyors of online entertainment say business has never been so good for them. The number of visitors to online game sites jumped 29.9% during the fourth quarter of last year, compared with a 0.3% decline during the same period the prior year, according to comScore Inc. Traffic on Internet gambling sites soared 28.6% over the holiday quarter, compared with a 26.9% decline over the holiday season the previous year, comScore says.

Full story at: http://tinyurl.com/dy96v8

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