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Tuesday, July 26, 2005


ICE - GOOD TIP Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do. List more than one number by using ICE1, ICE2, CE3, etc. Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE your cell phone NOW!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Upscale Men Dominate Adult iPod Ownership

Upscale Men Dominate Adult iPod Ownership A national phone survey of adults over the age of 18 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that more than 22 million American adults own iPods or MP3 players. 29% of them have downloaded podcasts from the Web so that they could listen to audio files at a time of their choosing. "Podcasting" emerged in 2004, as people combined the words "iPod" and "broadcasting." Podcast listeners typically download audio files from the Web onto a computer, transfer the files to an iPod, and listen at their leisure. Of the 22 million adults who own iPods: * 13% of men have the players, compared to 9% of women. * 16% of African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos own iPods/MP3 players, compared to 9% of non-Latino whites. * 19% of those ages 18-28 have iPods/MP3 players. * 14% of those ages 29-40 have them * 11% of younger Baby Boomers (ages 41-50) have them * 6% of older Baby Boomers (ages 51-59) have them * 6% of those 60-69 have them * 1% of those 70 and older have them iPods/MP3 players are for the upscale. Owners include: * 18% of those who live in households earning more than $75,000 * 13% of those living in households earning $50,000 to $75,000 * 9% of those living in households earning $30,000-$50,000 * 7% of those living in households earning less than $30,000 Those who use the internet are four times as likely as non-internet users to have iPods/MP3 players * 14% of internet users have iPods/MP3 players, compared to 3% of non-internet users. * There is no notable gap between those who have broadband access and dial-up users when it comes to podcasting. We welcome and appreciate forwarding of our newsletters in their entirety or in part with proper attribution. (c) 2005 MediaPost Communications, 1140 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001