WaPo behavioral insights
WaPo is a blogger-friendly newspaper (and now with their own radio station too), b/c they use Technorati to link to bloggers who link to their articles. That’s very kind of them, and it brings a little bit of web traffic this way.
That’s because one in four workers plans to work while on vacation this year, according to CareerBuilder.com‘s annual survey. … On average, Americans leave at least four days unclaimed annually. … Compared with other developed countries, Americans receive the fewest vacation days per year on average — 14 days, as opposed to 17 in Australia, 19 in Canada, 24 in Great Britain, 27 in Germany and 39 in France, according to the Expedia survey.
I used to not vacation well either — too much time on my hands disengaged my brains and soul. This last vacation I took was a good restful one, to the degree that I even forgot my login password upon return! I didn’t take my laptop, didn’t check my work email, and had to call help desk for a reset.
Korean Americans make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, but U.S. telecommunications firms take note of them because their kin across the Pacific are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet.
Thirty-five percent of U.S. mobile-phone customers use their phones to send text messages, according to an M:Metrics Inc. survey taken in April. Nearly 10 percent purchased ring tones or browsed the Internet on their phone for news and information, M:Metrics said. More people are sending photos via cellphones; M:Metrics found a 30 percent increase from January 2005, to about 11 percent of customers in April.
About 70 percent of all Koreans surveyed in the 2000 U.S. Census said they were not born in the United States. Compared with other ethnic groups, Korean immigrants and Korean Americans more often prefer speaking in their native language even if they have lived in the United States for a long time, according to Kang & Lee Advertising, a firm that specializes in Asian American marketing.