If we were playing a game of Truth or Dare right now, and I choose “Truth,” and your question was “What are you doing right now?,” my answer would be “Sleeping.” That’s a lot of what-ifs, but it’s my way of telling you that today is day one of a three-day staycation that I am so […]
This situation sound familiar? You have an idea, then lose it, then come back to it again. You write it down quickly, check some email, get derailed, jump into a meeting, grab a coffee, then settle back in … only to hate what you thought of in the first place. You have no problem writing […]
Native advertising is all the rage in publishing right now. The Atlantic and Forbes are doing it, as are the Washington Post and The New York Times. Federated Media, the big ad broker, is pushing native advertising. BuzzFeed, the fast-growing news and gossip site, is building a network to sell native advertising.
Want to see the best response ever to a crisis currently making news around the world? There’s a huge scandal going on in Australia over allegations that 17 members of the defense forces, including officers, were sharing explicit emails and photos that denigrate women. The kicker: this happened at a time when Australia has been actively […]
File this one under “It’s About Time.” Today, in a post on its news blog, Facebook announced it would finally be rolling out functional, clickable hashtags. Hallelujah (#NoSarcasm). Facebook indicates the update is in response to the fact that until now, “there has not been a
… and we’re back! Thanks to your fabulous feedback last week, we’re going to keep rolling with this new format every morning Tuesday through Friday. So much news for today, and so little time.
By now you’ve probably seen the unbelievable video making the rounds on the internet of a woman demanding her money back at a Dunkin’ Donuts store. If you haven’t, you can see it on Gawker where I first discovered it, or below where we’ve embedded the YouTube video.
My buddy over at Nanigans broke some news to me this morning — Facebook has announced it’s getting rid of Sponsored Stories. To be honest, it’s hard for me to remember how Sponsored Stories differ from the 26 other ad products Facebook has.
For marketers, Reddit has a lot of things going for it: most notably, an audience that’s both young and huge. Last month, Reddit drew 71 million unique visitors who viewed 4.8 billion pages. Their big challenge, however, is to find a way to make money from that audience without driving it away. Lately Reddit has […]