I know I’m really late to the game on this one, but I just got the iPhone 4S, and let me just say, Siri is a huge letdown. She can’t pronounce my name, and she doesn’t tell me jokes like she does when John Malkovich asks her. Here are some afternoon links in case you missed them.
Most stories you come across about Craigslist involve nightmare situations, like, oh I don’t know, murder and money scams. It’s nice to finally see a positive story about the unique Web marketplace that we’ve all had some experience with at one point or another. The story features Joe Garner and his documentary about his month-long quest to live off of Craigslist and the wonderful community of people he encountered along the way. (via The Daily Dot)
We are all guilty of “hate-searching” from time to time. You know when you search online for info on someone you don’t like to delight in the dirt you find on them. This post from The Awl explores the reasons why we enjoy this online behavior so much. (via The Awl)
Meet the Russian Julian Assange, Alexey Navalny. He is a lawyer and blogger known on a mission to end the corruption of Russia’s business and government through his blogging. (via The New Yorker)
People tweet at brands all of the time to complain and get free stuff in return. An Arizona student and stage-four colon cancer patient tweeted the CEO of his health insurance company Aetna to ask for help, and he got it in a big way. (via Gawker)
How agencies adapt as bots evolve
Social media bots may represent just a sliver of an app's total users, but it turns out they may be generating more content than we were previously aware. The challenge is separating the good ones from the bad.
Publishers feel the crunch of cookieless browsers like Apple’s Safari
Bid enrichment provides publishers the means of sprucing up their cookieless impressions to improve their value in advertisers’ eyes.
Why Hearst is building a commerce marketplace
Publisher commerce marketplaces aren't always successful, but Hearst's Sheel Shah hopes his company's new marketplace will capitalize on the natural evolution of its readers' online shopping habits.
Sponsored<strong>How marketers are responding to shoppers’ wants this holiday season</strong>
Matthew Tilley, executive director, marketing, Vericast With the holidays right around the corner, the economy may force some consumers to adjust their plans and stretch their dollars even further. While some shoppers may rein in their spending, others will still go all out despite a cloudy economic outlook. Given the current economic climate, consumers are […]
‘Death by a thousand paper cuts’: Publishers fret over alternative ID overload hurting site performance
Publishers lack the data to know which IDs they can afford not to support and are worried a surplus of IDs can slow page-load speeds and lower sites' search rankings.
Member ExclusiveMedia Buying Briefing: Separating agency progress from posturing around carbon reduction and sustainability
Could it be that the media world is finally taking concrete steps toward decarbonization — or will many of the efforts underway become the butt of a joke (or worse, the focus of an upcoming John Oliver segment)?