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Since I’m a Gmail user, this chart of the day surprised me. It seems that Yahoo’s webmail service has twice as many users as Microsoft Hotmail which is its biggest competitor followed by Gmail. But according to Business Insider’s Chart of the Day from Nick Saint and Kamelia Angelova, Yahoo is losing users. The only major webmail provider that is gaining ground is Gmail, which is up 27% from a year ago. AOL trails the field and is down 20% over the past year.

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After watching Betty White host Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, I thought that she looked and acted like she was in her late sixties rather than her true age of 88. She had impeccable timing, was very agile and delivered punch lines better than most comedians on television today.  I only heard her stumble over words twice, but more importantly, she immediately recovered and went on with the scene like nothing happened. That was the 70 years of acting experience talking!

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Getting users addicted to your games is very profitable, according to the Business Insider’s Chart of the Day by Nicholas Carlson and Kamelia Angelova. Zynga, the social gamesmaker behind Farmville, has a revenue run-rate around $600 million, a source close to the company tells us. Another source confirms that Zynga is doing well over $1 million in revenue a day.Check out the chart:

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Let’s face it. Everything about marketing is different today, and it’s going to be different tomorrow based on how technology is changing. This means that the way we measure success and how we do our jobs must change as well.  In the category of jobs that were not even heard of ten years ago is the Online Community Manager.

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The cool thing about graduate school is that I get to attend very interesting presentations about topics that I know nothing about. Today, I went to a presentation on “The Value and Identity: Extrusions of a Video Game” given by Bonnie Nardi, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine. It was a fascinating presentation about the World of Warcraft fantasy game.

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