Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 3, 2011

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A recent survey by Deloitte reveals that American consumers have their attention divided while watching television. 42% are surfing the web, 29% are on the phone and 26% are texting or sending instant messages. While people are now multi-tasking more while watching television, 79% are still doing the viewing on their TV sets—not computers. In other news, U.S. law enforcement officials seized 10 popular websites known for illegally streaming live sporting events and even pay-per-view events for free. As the Department of Justice said, these streams are harmful to professional leagues. And finally, a student was suspended for insulting a teacher on his Facebook page. The ACLU stated that the suspension is a direct violation of state and federal law and the status update is an extension of the student’s free speech. A federal agency declared that the law protects Facebook statuses as long as no threats are made.

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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