Posts Tagged ‘personal’

How NOT to use Twitter

February 11, 2010

Please retweetEver since Twitter’s arrived on the scene in 2006, its devoted users have come up with many ways to make use of the microblogging service: personal branding, feedback, and job hiring, among other ways.

However, Twitter has also attracted a group of users that use the medium for endless self-promotion and spamming, among other things.

What ways have you seen people use (abuse?) Twitter that annoy you?  Post in a comment below about how people have misused Twitter.  I will post in a follow-up blog the first 100 unique ways that people are NOT supposed to use Twitter.

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Francis M. Unson

Did your personal income or spending go up in December?

February 1, 2010

Please retweetDecember produced modest gains in personal income and consumer spending, helping the economy recover from the worst recession in decades.  While the Commerce Department indicates that personal income rose 0.4 percent against analysts’ expectations of 0.3 percent growth, consumer spending rose 0.2 percent against analysts’ expectations of 0.3 percent growth.  Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of total economic activity.  The down economy has induced Americans to watch their spending more carefully as they saved 4.8 percent of their incomes in December, a sharp rise from spring of 2008, when the savings rate fell below 1 percent.  Read more

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Francis M. Unson


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