Facebook Stands up for Jackass: This is a strange bunch that makes up this story: MTV Jackass star Ryan Dunn, film critic Roger Ebert, and everyone’s favorite social network Facebook. Sadly, Dunn passed away this week in an alcohol-related car crash. Ebert didn’t wait long to criticize the deceased on Facebook for drinking and driving, and in response, Facebook promptly removed Ebert’s page and put up a placeholder disclaimer saying that the site doesn’t allow pages with hateful, threatening or obscene content. Hmm, while it may have been in poor taste to speak ill of the dead so soon, insensitivity is not a criterion for censorship. Facebook claims that they pulled Ebert’s page (which was restored) by mistake. Likely story, FB. We know how much you like censoring. All Facebook
Apps for Love: Here are some suggested apps from Wired for all of you single smartphone users: although two on the list are actually creepy, borderline evil pick-up artist books, probably to cover all of the bases you know. Wired
Twitter Twit: Twitter is really shaking things up across the pond lately, and not in a good way. The most recent UK Twitter scandal: A Norwich football (or soccer, according to Americans) fan has been banned from his home team’s football ground and sentenced to community service because of racist tweets he posted about the signing of a new member of the Norwich City football team, James Vaughan. This is the time in the UK that someone has been banned from a football ground over social media comments. WalesOnline
Wikipedia Records: Here is a list of the longest Wikipedia articles. Guess what is at the top? (hist) List of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition monsters at 387,143 bytes. Nerds. Wikipedia
Video of the Day: Yup, that’s just Tom Hanks doing some Spanish weather report dancing.
Inside one media company’s strategy to monetize the Fifa World Cup
Soccer media business Footballco has spent most of 2022 trying to make hay while the sun is shining.
Publishers continue to evaluate cost-cutting in Q4, with economic and budgetary pressures mounting
The wave of cost-cutting measures in Q3 is still flowing into Q4, with publishers under pressure to keep expenses down at a time of continuing economic uncertainty and budget planning.
Member ExclusiveMedia Briefing: Publishers’ Q3 earnings reports show promise, but not without sacrifice
Publishers' third quarter earning reports are in.
SponsoredHow brands are measuring incremental performance on CTV
Connected TV is unique among other advertising channels because it combines linear television’s storytelling capabilities with digital marketing’s targeting and measurement. As more marketers leverage CTV advertisements to reach relevant and engaged audiences, they also want to understand the real value they are generating with their investment. Incrementality reporting and measurement allow advertisers to measure […]
A new entrant in the data-driven linear TV measurement space aims to fill a gap left by Microsoft’s Xandr
As Xandr shuts down its Clypd platform, datafuelX's M3 SaaS product aims to solve some of the multi-currency, multi-platform problems with investing in convergent TV today.
Member ExclusiveDigiday’s 2022 Media Agency Report Analysis: The state and future of the media agency, client spending, staffing and beyond
Digiday staffers revealed the full results of the report and answered viewer questions for Digiday+ members on November 2.