Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 16, 2011

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A new report by the Pew Research Center found that over 80% of American adults now own a cell phone. Besides actually making a call, the most common activities are text messaging and taking pictures. 13% of respondents admitted to pretending to be on the phone in order to avoid those around them. In other news, the location-based service Foursquare recently introduced a new feature that lets users create lists of their favorite places. Think you know all the coolest spots in town? Foursquare now lets you share them with your friends. And finally, if you’re trying to ease your way into a mobile data plan, Verizon is testing a $20 a month entry-level option. While the cheapest smartphone option, it only allows 300MB of monthly data. There’s no reason to buy this plan, as 2GB is only $10 more.

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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