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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Random Tidbits

Technology Lifeline

A recent study by Knowledge Networks looked at the various media and technologies that US consumers ages 13 to 24 couldn't live without.

Computer................ 52%
Cell Phone............... 49%
TV............................47%
Microwave.............. 35%
MP3 Player............. 28%
Newspaper.............. 15%
None of the above... 20%

What couldn't you live without from the above list?


File Sharing Revenue

According to Insight Research Corporation, the worldwide market for peer-to-peer file sharing services is expected to generate $28 billion in revenue for carriers and Internet service providers over the next four years.


Young Athletes Have Lower Rates of Substance Abuse

The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse was conducted by the US Department of Health & Human Services recently reported that our youth that participates in sports and other activities used tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs significantly less than other children. These same athletes had a less 'no tolerance' attitude toward those substances.

The survey included girls and boys aged 12 to 17. Of those who participated, 23.4% said they didn't smoke in the previous year. When the individuals said they participated in one activity, the percent dropped to 13.3, when participating in four to six activities, the percent went down even further to 6.8.

Similar figures were reported for drug and alcohol use.

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