Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 22, 2011

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Blogs used to be the method of choice for expressing yourself online for most teenagers. But now they’re taking a backseat to the increasingly popular social media sites like Twitter. Those blogging between the ages of 12 and 17 has decreased in half with only 14% of teens still using the format. In other news, the Motorola Xoom is supposed to be the first Android tablet to compete with the iPad, but it won’t be launching with Flash support. Flash is one of Android’s main selling points over iOS with over 6 million downloads in its app store. Xoom’s support for flash should roll out by Spring 2011. And finally, should an employer be allowed to ask for your Facebook username and password? The ACLU is asking that question after the Maryland Department of Corrections required the information for a job interview. The information is part of their background check.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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