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Friday Five: 8/21-8/28

Anna Shymanski

TGIF! Here’s a round-up of industry news for the week.

Study: 42% Of Americans Check Their Email In The Loo - TechCrunch

The headline is pretty self-explanatory, but here are the details: a new study from Adobe that uncovered a variety of trends in email usage was published on Wednesday. Though most of the results weren’t that surprising (Ninety-one percent of respondents said they check email at work, for example). What was surprising was the millennial’s take on email. Despite all the messaging apps and services available, millennials check their email more than other age groups.

Study: Major League Baseball's Mets Have The Most Social Fans - Forbes

A new study from Klear, a social analytics company, determined which MLB teams have the social fans, and the New York Mets came out on top. As for the Chicago Cubs and Sox, the winner was clear: the Cubs ranked at #10 with the Sox not far behind at #13.

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Daily Report: The Ugly and Antisocial Side of Social Media - New York Times

Wednesday’s tragic events in Virginia sparked more than just a conversation about gun control. If anything, the shooting proved that social media is, put simply, a powerful thing. The gunman’s personal video of the shooting went viral over social media, just as he probably expected when he shared it. The resharing of the disturbing video just goes to show that social media isn’t always a happy place.

Instagram Ends the Tyranny of the Square - WIRED

See ya later, Squaregram. As of Thursday, Instagram users don’t need to use outside apps to make their Instagram posts picture-perfect. Though the square photo is still set as default, users can now share their vacation pictures, foodstagrams and selfies at any size.

Photo courtesy of WIRED

The Vast Majority of the World Doesn't Use Facebook - Gizmodo

On Thursday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that a record-breaking one billion people used the social network in a single day. While impressive, it also means that that over six billion people didn’t use Facebook in a single day. Zuckerberg may be one step closer to “world domination,” but he still has a long way to go.

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