Online Community Memberships Booming

 Online Community Memberships Booming

Online communities are forming at an amazing pace with 41% of those online
involved as a member of a some community

Large numbers of US Internet users joined online communities last year, and membership in such groups is now a mainstream activity.

Nearly half of US Internet users surveyed for the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future’s “2008 Digital Future Project” report said they belonged to a hobby-oriented online community. A full 41% of respondents belonged to an online social community, and one-third belonged to an online professional community.

Continue reading… “Online Community Memberships Booming”

Oral Cancer Increasing Dramatically

Oral Cancer Increasing Dramatically

The cases of oral cancer caused by a virus transmitted during oral sex appear to have increased drastically over the last 30 years, according to a study by US researchers.

The team led by Maura Gillison at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, US, studied trends in oral cancers recorded by US National Cancer Institute registries, and suggested that this increasing trend can be related to changes in people’s sexual behavior.
Continue reading… “Oral Cancer Increasing Dramatically”