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Digital Week in Review: Office 365 for Individuals, Crime on Social Media, and 17 Facts About Social Media

Leigh Evenson March 14, 2014 Category Agency News

In this week’s Digital Week in Review: Microsoft releases Office 365 for individuals, crime on social media is on the rise, and an infographic on 17 cool facts about how we view social media.

Microsoft Launching Office 365 Plan For $6.99 A Month

Microsoft is launching an Office 365 plan geared toward individuals who want a single license to its suite of productivity platforms that can be used on one PC or Mac, and one tablet device. The price tag on this subscription will be $6.99 a month or $69.00 a year. This package set to launch later this spring.

Included in this subscription is 60 minutes of Skype calling per month, and 20 GB of additional OneDrive Storage. Microsoft has not released which exact applications will be included in this package but it is likely to include the standard Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook , Publisher, and Access.

Currently the Office 365 subscription, on the most basic level, is $9.99 a month which includes licenses for up to five different devices. Microsoft has recognized that not everyone needs 5 licenses so there should be a plan for individuals. It is expected that this package will be popular with students.

“We recognize that there are households of all shapes and sizes and we’re committed to delivering the right Office for everyone – whether that be one person or an entire household.” – Microsoft

Crime On Twitter Has Increased Fourfold Since 2011

Crime on Twitter has risen 390% over the past few years.  Facebook crimes have only increased by a quarter but they still trump Twitter’s crime numbers with 12,803 reports of criminal activity on Facebook over the past year compared to Twitter’s 852 reports of criminal activity.

Offenses allegedly include:

  • Notice of Raves
  • Shoplifting
  • Wildlife crimes
  • Terrorism
  • Robbery
  • Blackmail
  • Sexual Assault

Of the reported cases involving Twitter, there has been 26 convictions, and in the case of Facebook, 626 convictions. The exact role the social media platforms played in the crimes were not detailed.

“Police forces have been prone to heavy-handed reactions simply because something has been posted on Twitter or Facebook when, if it happened in the street, it would be ignored,…. This risks seriously chilling freedom of speech.” -Nick Pickles (Big Brother Watch)

17 Interesting Facts About Social Media Infographic

Neoteric UK has released an infographic to show several interesting facts about social media. These include people’s views on how social media has impacted their relationships, age bracket use of popular social platforms, the top category of Pinterest discussions, and more. See below!


To see the full infographic, click here.


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