Life is all about risks, I’m told. We take personal risks at managed points in our life — going off to college, changing jobs, asking someone out for the first time. We get to decide these for ourselves, largely. Sometimes, we don’t get to choose. With COVID, we have all…

One thing liberals and conservatives agree upon

Photo Credit: The Social Habit, by Edison Research

Recently, Edison Research (my company) published the first data from our new syndicated tracking study of social media, The Social Habit. Entitled “Twitter Before and After Trump,” the report took a snapshot of social media usage immediately before January 9th, 2021 (the day after President Trump and approximately 70,000 other…

You’re going to ruin Clubhouse.

If you haven’t used Clubhouse yet, feel free to skip this post. This is not a “Clubhouse is going to fail” prediction. I actually think it’s awesome for very small group conversations. I’ve fired up rooms on my morning walks and had some delightful, quick…

This morning, I took a walk through Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. I’m here on a family vacation — a vacation that is taking place just 60 miles from our Boston home — because our state still has a 14-day quarantine for returning from out-of-state travel. The Cape Cod tourist…

Tom Webster

SVP, Edison Research. Co-author of The Infinite Dial, The Podcast Consumer, The Social Habit, and other widely cited studies. Newsletter http://ihearthin.gs

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