Do people really use the Internet during the holiday season? According to the activity on Twitter yesterday, perhaps they actually do. But elsewhere on the 'net, that may not necessarily be the case. Publishers report that they get the lowest earnings during the holiday time, for the most part.
Of course, like any industry, there are always anomalies. A few publishers, but hardly the majority, report that the performance has been pretty good.
I guess I'm not too surprised.
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