Pew Research Center’s Social Media Update 2014

Social Media Update 2014

% of online adults who use the following social media websites, by yearIn a new survey conducted in September 2014, the Pew Research Center finds that Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. While its growth has slowed, the level of user engagement with the platform has increased. Other platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn saw significant increases over the past year in the proportion of online adults who now use their sites.

The results in this report are based on American adults who use the internet.1 Other key findings:

While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, its overall growth has slowed and other sites continue to see increases in usership.

Facebook continues to be the most popular social media site, but its membership saw little change from 2013. The one notable exception is older adults: For the first time in Pew Research findings, more than half (56%) of internet users ages 65 and older use Facebook. Overall, 71% of internet users are on Facebook, a proportion that represents no change from August 2013.

Every other social media platform measured saw significant growth between 2013 and 2014. Instagram not only increased its overall user figure by nine percentage points, but also saw significant growth in almost every demographic group. LinkedIn continued to grow among groups with which it was already popular, such as professionals and college graduates, while Twitter and Pinterest saw increases in usership across a variety of demographic groups.

The engagement of Facebook users continues to grow, while daily use on other platforms shows little change.

Facebook’s large base of users continues to be very active. Fully 70% engage with the site daily (and 45% do so several times a day), a significant increase from the 63% who did so in 2013. About half (49%) of Instagram users and 17% of Pinterest users engage with their respective platforms daily, although neither of these represent a significant change from 2013. Some 36% of Twitter users visit the site daily, but this actually represents a 10-point decrease from the 46% who did so in 2013. While the 13% of LinkedIn users who engage with the platform daily is unchanged from 2013, the proportion of users who use the site weekly or less often increased significantly—that is, more users log on less frequently.

52% of online adults use multiple social media sites. Facebook acts as “home base” — it remains the most popular site for those who only use one, and has significant overlap with other platforms.

Fully 52% of online adults use two or more social media sites, a significant increase from the 42% who did so in 2013. At the same time, significantly fewer adults use just one site — 28% compared with 36% last year. As in 2013, Facebook remains the most popular site among those who use only one — fully 79% of those who use just one site report using Facebook. As in years past, a significant majority of Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn users say they also use Facebook, more than any other site. At the same time, the proportion of Facebook users who also use another site is on the rise — that is, there are more Facebook users this year who also use Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn than there were in 2013.

Social media users in the entire adult population

Among all American adults ages 18+, the percent who use the following social media sitesThe results of this report are primarily focused on all internet users. In the corresponding table, the usage figures of the five social networking platforms measured are presented as a proportion of the total American adult population.

About this survey

The findings reported here were collected in omnibus surveys underwritten by the University of Michigan. The survey questions were designed in consultation with Dr. Nicole Ellison and Dr. Cliff Lampe from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Further reports with more details about how people use social media will be produced later this year.

The results are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from September 11 to September 14, 2014 and September 18 to September 21, 2014. Telephone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by landline (1,002) and cell phone (1,001, including 594 without a landline phone). For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. For results based on Internet users (n=1,597), the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

  1. The percentage of U.S. adults who say they use the internet or email has fluctuated somewhat from survey to survey. This September 2014 survey found that 81% of adults use the internet or email at least occasionally, while 87% reported the same in a comparable omnibus survey fielded in January 2014. ?
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2014 Power List: The award-winning Black Women in Europe™ blog releases 5th “list of our own” most powerful black women in Europe

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Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 – A List of Our Own©

OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND/ The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its 5th Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 that pays tribute to 5 women in the categories of Advocacy, Culture, Lifestyle, Politics, and Sports.

This marks the fifth year in a row that the Black Women in Europe™: Power List shines a spotlight on incredible women”, George beams. “I feel proud to be a woman and thankful for the opportunity to share this list”.

In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The 2014 list is scaled down to five to celebrate the fifth year of the list, the only one of its kind that celebrates the achievement of black women in Europe.

The list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential. The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases are well known and in others, are up and coming stars.

The 2014 List editor is     Adrianne George. The logo and slide show were designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design.

View the complete list:
Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 – A List of Our Own©  – http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com/black-women-in-europe-power-list-2014-a-list-of-our-own/
View the list on video:  http://bit.ly/2014PLYouTube
View the list on Slideshare: http://bit.ly/2014PLSlideShare
View the list on Sribd: http://bit.ly/2014PLScribd

Black Women in Europe™ Blog
Black Women in Europe™ Blog is an award-winning blog founded in 2006 by Adrianne George. It celebrates the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more about the Black Women in Europe™ Blog visit us at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.

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2013 Power List: The award-winning Black Women in Europe™ blog releases a third “list of our own” most powerful black women in Europe

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

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OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND/ The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its fourth Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 that pays tribute to 8 women in the categories of Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism, and Socialite.

“For the fourth year in a row I am so excited that theBlack Women in Europe™: Power List continues to propel simply incredible women who are trailblazers into the spotlight”, George explains. “I am so proud and joyful to have the honor of sharing this list”.

The list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential. The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases well known and in others, are up and coming stars.

The 2013 List editor is Adrianne George. The logo and slide show were designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design.

View the complete list:
Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©
http://bit.ly/1hsyd5x
View the list on video:http://youtu.be/MAiAosKqw8I
View the list on Slideshare: http://slidesha.re/1gxszMC
View the list on Sribd: http://bit.ly/1irINLE
View the list on myBrainshark: http://bit.ly/1eOtDem

Black Women in Europe™ Blog
Black Women in Europe™ Blog is an award-winning blog founded in 2006 by Adrianne George. It celebrates the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more about the Black Women in Europe™ Blog visit us at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.

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Prepare for an amazing 2013.

Source: Georgina Sweeney

HOW TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH and prepare for an amazing 2013…

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Happy 2013
This isn’t a complicated process by any means but it does involve setting aside some quiet time for reflection and a little writing. Don’t worry, nothing too laborious 😉
You’ll need about 30-60 minutes to complete this exercise.
You’ll also need a pen and three sheets of paper (printer paper works great.)

A. CREATE YOUR GRATITUDE LIST

First, create your gratitude list. Understanding why we are grateful for something or someone allows us to not only experience an even deeper level of gratitude and raise our vibration but also attract more of the same on a more conscious level.

Step 1

Take a sheet of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle so that you have two columns.
At the top of the left-hand column write the words “WHAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR IN 2012.” At the top of the right-hand column write the words “WHY I AM GRATEFUL.”

Step 2

Now, in your mind, replay your year from January through December pausing to write down the positive highlights from each month in the “what I am grateful for” column. These can include the people in your life, your health, your wealth, your home, business achievements, how you handled tough situations, where you grew emotionally, fun events, happy memories, family additions, new connections, anything that makes you and your heart smile as you recall them 🙂 Really allow yourself to go hog wild here, using more than one sheet of paper if you wish. If you find the calendar approach is too linear for you, simply write whatever you are grateful for as it comes to you.

Step 3

Next, opposite everything you feel grateful for, write down the reason WHY in the “why I am grateful” column. The easiest way to do this is to say “I am grateful because…” and then fill in the blank.
No matter how “good” or “bad” you think your year has been, I guarantee you will see it in a whole new light once you complete this exercise 🙂

B. RELEASE WHAT YOU NO LONGER WANT

Now that you have spent several minutes re-experiencing happy thoughts and feelings and raising your vibration, it’s time to release what you no longer want, so you can start 2013 unhindered.

Step 1

Take a second sheet of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle so that you have two columns.
At the top of the left-hand column write the words “WHAT I NO LONGER WANT.”
At the top of the right-hand column write the words “WHAT I WANT INSTEAD.”

Step 2

Replay your year again only this time write down anything that you wish to leave behind in 2012 in the column entitled “what I no longer want.” Once again, go hog wild! This is your opportunity to pull out of you all the thoughts, feelings, emotions and situations you no longer wish to experience in the future.

Step 3

Next, opposite everything you no longer want, write down what you want instead.
By focusing on the positive instead of the negative, we immediately raise our vibration and put ourselves in a position to attract what we DO want.

C. DREAM UP YOUR IDEAL 2013!

Now comes the fun part: dreaming up your ideal 2013.

Step 1

Take your third sheet of paper and, at the top of the page, write the words:
“MY AMAZING 2013!”

Step 2

Now, unleash onto the paper everything you want to create in 2013. In business, in your personal life, in your relationships, in your health and body, in your finances… This is your opportunity to start attracting NOW what you want to experience in the New Year and beyond.
An easy way to do this is to fill in the blank after the following sentence:
“I am so happy and grateful now that….”
For example:
I am so happy and grateful now that I am 100% healthy and happy.
I am so happy and grateful now that I earn over $10,000 every month.
You can also include what you wrote in your gratitude list, as well as the opposite of what you chose to release from the “what I want instead” column.
Note – whatever you write should be in the present tense and be positively-worded. For added closure, you can also burn the list of things you no longer want and watch the flames transform them into new energy.

Step 3

Keep your Amazing 2013 sheet of paper handy and read it on a daily or regular basis, incorporating as much emotion as you can and visualizing how good life will be.
And that’s it, a simple but effective way to end the year on a high and prepare for an amazing year ahead.
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2012 Power List: The award-winning Black Women in Europe™ blog releases a third “list of our own” most powerful black women in Europe

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own©

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN/ The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its third Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 that pays tribute to 11 women in the categories of Law, Entertainment, Media, Politics & Activism, The Arts, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.

“For the third year in a row the Black Women in Europe™: Power List continues to shine a light on amazing women doing amazing things”, George explains. “It fills me with joy to be able to share their achievements with the world”.

In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The 2011 list named 35 women in 9 categories.

The list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential. The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases well known and in others, are up and coming stars.
The 2012 List editor is Adrianne George. The logo and slide show were designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design.

View the complete list:
Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own© –
http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com/2012/11/10/power-list/
View the list on video: http://bit.ly/2012PowerListVideo
View the list on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ageorgegal/black-women-in-europe-power-list-2012-a-list-of-our-own
View the list on Sribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/113065759/BWIE-Powerlist-2012
View the list on myBrainshark: http://my.brainshark.com/Black-Women-in-Europe-Power-List-2012-A-List-of-Our-Own-479073149

Black Women in Europe™ Blog
Black Women in Europe™ Blog is an award-winning blog founded in 2006 by Adrianne George. It celebrates the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more about the Black Women in Europe™ Blog visit us at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.

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Our brand – Black Women in Europe™ Blog – received media credentials to cover the Democratic National Convention


How exciting is is that we have received official media/blogger accreditation to cover the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September!

Look for hourly/daily posts on Black Women in Europe™ from the convention, including photos, videos and recaps of the action on the convention floor, in the halls, and at various convention venues.

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We Are Part Of The 2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

At the recent Global Convention Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Democrats Abroad announced that President Barack Obama had won the organization’s Global Primary. The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted May 1-6, 2012 at more than 90 voting centers in 33 countries.

“There was an overwhelming show of support for President Obama and his many accomplishments, including putting Americans back to work, reforming Wall Street and protecting consumers, making college more affordable, ending the War in Iraq, repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and delivering affordable health care,” said Kenneth E. Sherman, International Chair of Democrats Abroad in Canada. “As Americans living abroad, we’ve also seen first-hand the gains President Obama has made repairing the U.S. image overseas.”

The election results also determined the 17 delegates who will attend the Democratic National Convention along with 8 DNC members September 3-7, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Convention delegation was elected in a combination of both the May 1-6 voting center elections and elections at the May 18-20 Democrats Abroad Global Convention which were held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Democrats Abroad especially thanks the 160 members who stood for election as delegates in the multiple elections.

2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

Regional Delegates

AMERICAS:
Roberta (Dee Dee) Camhi (DA-Mexico)
Tim Whiting (DA-Mexico)
Sandra Loridans (DA-Mexico)

ASIA PACIFIC:
Alexander Montgomery (DA-Hong Kong)

EMEA:
Kathleen Burnett (DA-Germany)
John Morris (DA-France)
Martha McDevitt-Pugh (DA-Netherlands)
Robert Vallier (DA-France)
Adrianne George (DA-Sweden)
Zachery Miller (DA-France)
Stephanie Stewart (DA-UK)

PLEO (party leaders and elected officials):
John Chudy (DA-Gautemala)

Global-Large Delegates
Maria Dolores (Lola) Quintella (Peru)
Gil Carbajal (DA-Spain)
Adrienne Jones (DA-Canada)

Alternate Delegate
Sebron Toney (DA-Afghanistan)

DNC
Ken Sherman (DA-Canada), ex-officio
Vicki Hansen (DA-Luxembourg), ex-officio
Lauren Shannon (DA-Japan)
Stanley Grossman (DA-UK)
Caitlin Kraft Buhman (DA-Switzerland)
Leo Perez Minaya (DA-Dominicon Republic)
Theresa Morelli (DA-Italy)
Joe Smallhoover (DA-France)

Standing Committee
Chistine Marques (DA-Switzerland) – Rules Committee
Louis Hureston (DA-South Africa) – Credentials Committee
Dean Jannone (DA-Spain) – Platform Committee

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Mara Elizabeth Larson Richard

VFA
Register to vote and/or get your absentee ballot now.

The U.S. Presidential Election will take place on November 6, 2012. Deadlines for requesting overseas absentee ballots vary per state. To vote in the U.S. Presidential Election in November, overseas voters must request a ballot from local voting authorities in the place where they or their family last resided in the U.S.

Voters can register now at www.VoteFromAbroad.org

Kenneth E Sherman,
International Chair

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2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year – Adrianne George Lind

Adrianne George Lind

She is the co- founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of BlackExpat.com

She is also the founder of JobsInStockholm.com (and JobsinGothenburg.com), and has created a platform to celebrate women of the African diaspora living in Europe with her multiple award winning Black Women In Europe blog.

She is enriching both ethnic and expatriate communities and impacting and influencing the lives of others through Social media.

She is building bridges and building brands, handling her business and proving that content is QUEEN, ladies and gentlemen the 2012 Maisha entrepreneur of the year is Adrianne George Lind.

Editor’s note: Adrianne is also the founder of AG Communications Group.

About Maisha Galahttp://www.maishagalan.se/

The goal of the Maisha Gala is to recognize the achievement of women for the Black/African community in Sweden and Africa. It works to promote the African Diaspora involvement and include the voice of women on various issues of concern to the community. The Maisha Gala is a celebration of African culture that also promotes artists and young talents and the empowerment of youth. Maisha Gala is also networking and advocacy with the thematic approach and focus on pertinent issues.

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