A six-month review of "every article on lesbian and gay economics" published since the early 1990s has been published. Would you like the takeaway? "The vast preponderance of economic research shows that gay men earn less than straight men." This research project was undertaken to counteract years of work by marketers, who for some time now have created the idea of the "gay market" as an "untapped gold mine" of discretionary, brand-conscious income—since, to be fair, somewhat tapped!
The time Americans spend surfing the web-which rose to twelve hours a week over a five-year period-has leveled off, according to Forrester Research. The firm suggests that reasons for the halt in growth include better broadband speeds, greater familiarity with how to navigate the Internet, and sheer disgust with the whole "Rickroll" phenomenon.