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Today: 1) Gallup’s survey of influence of social media on American consumer purchases draws fire for age of the information and how evaluation was conducted. 2)’s 9th Annual Survey of MR Professionals throws kudos at many different companies. 3) Pages views, unique visitors and clicks have been widely discredited as digital metrics, so two organizations have their own metric theories. Both are built on the premise of “time spent,” but that isn’t gathering full buy-in either.

Upworthy’s novel “Attention minutes” metric; MR in China insights (RBDR–2/10/2014)

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1) RBDR thanks all our viewers who commented about our February 6 anniversary video.
2) New York Times digital readership grows again, but it doesn’t sufficiently counter losses in print advertising revenues.
3) Upworthy’s website is implementing its novel, multi-part “Attention Minutes” metric, explained by Nieman Journalism Labs’ Caroline O’Donovan.
4) Mobile Measure’s Navin Williams shares insider information about doing research in China.