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Negative Facebook Side Effects: Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur in New York and co-author of “Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders,” has a very interesting piece in the Harvard Business Review called “Facebook is Making Us Miserable,” which details how Facebook is negatively affecting our work and personal lives. Gulati monitored how Facebook was influencing businesspeople’s lives and found overwhelmingly negative results. As Gulati explains, “It became clear that behind all the liking, commenting, sharing, and posting, there were strong hints of jealousy, anxiety and, in one case, depression.” The key issues that Gulati raises from his findings are that Facebook creates jealousy and constant comparison, wastes time and distracts us from real-life relationships. Gulati recognizes that quitting Facebook altogether is unrealistic, but he does recommend changing usage patterns to lessen these negative effects. HBR
Sexting Warning: Sexting is just never a good idea, but somehow people never seem to learn. Perhaps the popularity of this new site will convince anyone still flirting with the idea of sexting: Is Anyone Up? (NSFW). It’s a website where angry exes, frenemies and other generally spiteful people can submit nude photos from sexts they’ve received without the sexter’s knowledge or consent. Is Anyone Up? posts the nude pics along with the person’s Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr to further expose the exposed person. The site was started by 25-year-old Hunter Moore, and as this profile of him in The Awl depicts him, he is utterly unapologetic about the fact that he is completely violating people’s privacy on a daily basis (and making money off of it) in such a cruel and life-ruining way. Moore is unfazed by the many threats of legal action and even threats on his life. He is used to people pleading with him to remove images of themselves, but he never gives in. In fact, he often publishes these conversations on the site, too, to add the embarrassment. Check out the full profile on The Awl for all of the awful details. This is one of the really ugly byproducts of the smartphone and Internet Age. The Awl
Disorderly Planking: A 19-year-old was arrested for going on a “planking spree.” Yup, that’s right, after a week-long stint of planking all around his town of Mantiowoc, Wis., he was fined $303 and was convicted of disorderly conduct. Gawker
Tumblr of the Day: Perez Hilton for history buffs. Perez Hamilton
Video of the Day: Here is a Christmas PSA about a cause close to Rick Perry’s heart. Follow the link to watch the video. HuffPo
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Why podcasters are selling subscriptions through third-party vendors
Many podcasters are turning to third party platforms like Supporting Cast and Supercast to launch or grow their subscription businesses beyond Spotify or Apple.