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The Decline Of The Music Industry – Infographic

Music is widely free on the Internet. In seconds, web surfers can access millions of song on YouTube or an unlimited live stream with digital services such as Spotify.

With smartphone apps, free music is even available to-go. So, with free all-you-can-stream services, have people stopped paying for music? The numbers say yes.

By 2016, record stores sales are projected to drop another 77.4%, according to The Wall Street Journal. Local music shops and large national chains will not fare well.

In 2011, digital music sales surged 8% globally, accounting for $5.2 billion in legal downloads. More people may be listening to music, but physical album sales will continue to decline.

Tune in to the infographic created by Total Bankruptcy for more trends in the digital music revolution.

Source: Mashable.com, Total Bankruptcy, Image courtesy of Flickr, Kashirin Nickolai

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Teens And Video Sharing – Infographic

Teens love to share using online video more than you might think.

Nearly four in 10 teens who use the Internet take advantage of video chat using Skype and other apps. More than a quarter upload video to the web, and over 10% stream live video online for others to watch.

Forty-two percent of female teens video chat, and it’s also especially popular among people who use social networking sites.

But a recent episode involving the flirting app Skout highlights the dangers of over-sharing online. The app had to ban users under 18 after three separate cases of teenagers alleging that they were sexually assaulted by adults posing as teens on the platform.

Sure, a flirting app is a much different thing than simply uploading or streaming video to the web, but it does underscore that fact that online actions often aren’t as private or well-intentioned as we think they will be.

How can teens and their parents make sure they stay safe online? Keeping video access private whenever that’s an option and being sure not to reveal personal information are two major keys.

Streaming live video online for others to watch is more or less equally popular across income and parental education levels. When it comes to streaming video to consume content, however, it’s not a huge surprise that the more digitally savvy teens are the heaviest users. Teens who use Facebook and Twitter are more than twice as likely to stream video for entertainment than their peers who don’t use those sites. And streaming video for entertainment comes with its own set of virus and malware risks…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy JPott, Flickr, ZoneAlarm, pewinternet.org

Spotify – End of free streaming for some users…