A national campaign to brand the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as an annual day of giving is a product of the digital age, steeped in social media, with its own Twitter hashtag: #GivingTuesday.
The holiday season starts with one day to give thanks followed by two days (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) for bargain hunting. Today, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals are coming together to launch #GivingTuesday – a day to celebrate the great American tradition of giving.
The more Internet phenomena like Cyber Monday shake up old ways, the more governments try to control the Internet. A meeting of global communications regulators in December will test such a government role.
China doesn't officially celebrate Black Friday, but Nov. 11 has become the biggest shopping day on the Chinese calendar. E-commerce sales alone reached $4.6 billion this year.
Saturday will see the launch of 'Thanks for Shopping Indie,' an independent booksellier promotion which includes discounts on 66 'Indie Next List' titles.
Black Friday is a great time to take advantage of stores' price-matching policies. It's important to know exactly which retailers offers what, and equally important to know which merchants don't offer anything at all. Below are the price-matching policies for several retailers for Black Friday 2012.