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4 reasons why readership of newspapers is shrinking in USA

Source - The Economist


Sales of American newspapers keep fallingMORE bad news for America's newspaper industry. In the six months to the end of September, daily circulation fell by 10.1% to 30.4m compared with the same period in 2008. All of the top 20 papers have seen their circulation plunge, with the exception of the Wall Street Journal. 
1 -  The population is turning more and more online. 

Penetration of Internet in USA is at a staggering 74% of entire population. Figure for India would be in single digits. 


2 -  It is a very urbanized nation, with 81% of the population residing in cities and suburbs as of mid-2005 (the worldwide urban rate was 49%)
Newspapers generally find devout readers at suburbs where people have luxury of time


3 - Habit change 
US now wakes up to latest friend request on Facebook or Twitter.No more people wake up and read USA Today with coffee - they pick up blackberry or Apple to check their emails while smelling the coffee


4 - "Social Revolution"

Top 5 quick tips for early Google Wave users

Hey guys...here are 5 quick, small but very useful tips for Google Wave users...based out on my 1st day expedition on  it -

Tip 1. Profile picture 

In case your profile pic is not visible to others - check out if you have filled out your Google profile or not - http://www.google.com/profiles

Google Wave is picking up your information from there!

Tip 2.  Editing a blip as other is typing

There is a drop down arrow in the time stamp - just click and you are ready to edit it on the go.



Tip 3 Embedding widgets or apps

Google has still not allowed us to import a lot of things like twitter feeds, but there are many neat apps and bots built inside -

Wikify -

Yes - No gadget



There are many more like Sudoku, Conference, Video chat, etc - these can be done by first installing them and clicking to run them...

Here is how to Install them -

3a) When you joined Wave - you would have got 2 messages - one would be for extensions - go to that wave and install the gadget of your choice




3b) Create a new wave…

My First Hour with Google Wave

This is how my Google Wave looks right now!...Please note @Animeshpathak's  response :))