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  • Trend in female comedy is toward boundary pushing jokes
  • Male comics move away from vulgarity and toward non-threatening charm
  • Change in content points toward shift in demographics
  • The average 8-to-10-year-old spends nearly 8 hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hrs/day.
  • Teenagers send an average of 34 texts a night after they get into bed
  • Fingers and wrist pain, narrowed blood vessels in their eyes, neck and back pain, loneliness and depression can result from excessive use.
  • It has become "an incubator" for digital celebrities -- people leveraging smartphone stardom to write books, albums, design products, etc
  • Google has opened production facilities in London, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Sao Paulo for those with 5,000+ subscribers to film videos
  • Music videos continue to account for YouTube's most watched clips
  • Almost one in four children believe that playing video games counts as exercise, according to new research that warns school sport is at a “critical crossroads.”
  • "Three-quarters of young people say they enjoy PE lessons in school, almost two-thirds say they feel better about themselves after doing sport and 40% would like to do more exercise."
  • "35% speak to friends more on social media than in person."
  • Wealthfront, financial services targeting Millenials, reached $1 billion in 2.5 years encouraging investments in ETFs, not stock-picking
  • Millennials are willing to use robo-investing from robo-advisors, using algorithms to invest
  • They trust algorithms over people: 19% of Millennials say most people can be trusted, compared with 40% of Boomers
  • Survey data from 65 countries shows Britain consumes 20% more media than rest of world
  • TV still leads as the most popular media format, and is expected to remain the #1 media format through 2017
  • Newspapers, magazines, television, radio and cinema have been declining since 2010 with growth of mobile devices
  • In the UK, Snapchat accounts for 75% of all instant-messaging data, according to the CEO of the mobile carrier Vodafone.
  • "Snapchat may have only about 200 million users to Facebook Messenger's 600 million and WhatsApp's 800 million (also owned by Facebook,) but it seems Snapchat users might be a lot more active on the app."
  • New Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 seconds set by reigning US Rubik's Cube Champion, American teenager Collin Burns
  • 5.25 seconds is faster than the 2003 record of 17.02 seconds; still slow in robotic terms.
  • CubeStormer III robot solved a 3x3x4 Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds in 2014
  • Studies show more than 2/3 women believe media sets unrealistic standards of beauty; both genders are affected by body image issues
  • French lawmakers hope the new law will protect the health of the models as well as fans who try to imitate their looks
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