You are probably not going to read this because it is Friday before Labor Day. But here are some links anyway, in case you missed them.
Bing wants to help you stalk your friends without ever having to leave the Bing site. I never use Bing (sorry, Microsoft), so this doesn’t really bother me too much, but it does seem like overkill as far as social is concerned. Do you really need a search engine to help you look through your Facebook friends’ photos? And, of course, there is always the issues of privacy. (The Verge)
From analyzing reader reactions to different types of stories, Buzzfeed found that websites can actually get depressed across the board. Yes, that sounds weird, but it’s true. The social Web can reflect social moods. (Buzzfeed)
Is it possible to have an online commenting section that enables intelligent, civil, and interesting conversations and have it be a completely open, democratic, uncensored environment? Or do websites have to put limits and ban anonymity in the comments section to keep things under control and civil? Are moderators or having no comments the answer? (The Daily Beast)
Here are the top 10 questions from Redditors that Obama choosed to ignore during is AMA session, including “What’s in Area 51?” (Slate)
Here is a pretty good photobomb to start your long weekend. (Buzzfeed)
How chef influencer Tue Nguyen works with the BuzzFeed Creator Network
BuzzFeed's Creator Network has been valuable from an audience and production education standpoint, but Nguyen still drives most of her business on her own.
Dentsu’s new Web3 readiness tool shines light on the tech’s potential to complement AI
Dentsu's Innovation Initiative is launching a web3 readiness index next month — at a time when the industry is obsessed with AI. Could the two technologies actually make a good pair?
Digiday+ Research deep dive: Publishers large and small put their resources into first-party data
Eighty-two percent of publishers overall say they're already using first-party data to prepare for the end of the third-party cookie, and nearly half are requiring users to register and integrating first-party data segments into DSPs – indicating that first-party data is the clear path forward for publishers heading into the post-cookie world.
SponsoredHow enterprise-grade CDPs are enhancing data processes and improving customer experiences
Produced in partnership with Marketecture The following article highlights an interview between Martin Kihn, Salesforce’s senior vice president of Marketing Cloud, and Ari Paparo, founder and CEO of Marketecture Media. Register to watch more of the discussion and learn how brands are making the most of enterprise-grade CDP technologies. As brands expand across channels and […]
Media Briefing: Why publishers hope chatbots will be the latest retention tool
Publishers hope the chatbots they are developing will be the latest retention tool to keep readers onsite and to get them to consume more content.
How programmatic advertising will evolve this year on the heels of audio growth and privacy changes
Comscore’s programmatic division Proximic released a State of Programmatic study highlighting the growth of audio and podcasting, other digital advertising channels and challenges around third-party data.