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Quitting Facebook: Here’s another account of someone taking on the challenge of getting off of Facebook. As Sam Laird explains in this Mashable article, he is not by any means a Facebook hater, but decided to quit as a social experiment. Laird has been off of Facebook since July and says that he hasn’t felt a real need for Facebook socially, but he has noticed certain things that he misses, like the ease of communication with others. On the up side, Laird reports enjoying the new free time he has now that he is Facebook-free and, therefore, spends much less time on his computer. Laird says he will continue to stay off Facebook but acknowledges that he will probably eventually reactivate his account. His final conclusion from his experiment is this: “Facebook has become so ingrained in human life that it’s kind of like religion in a way. You can partake or not partake as much as you like, but the thing itself isn’t going anywhere. Your choice won’t change anything in the bigger picture, but I’ve found it fascinating to explore the differences in my own life.” Mashable
2011 Internet Stupidity Review: Which social network has the dumbest users? According to Gawker, the winner this year is Facebook. Check out Gawker’s review of what Google, Twitter, and Facebook users talked about the most and see why Facebook had the dumbest users this year (hint: the top Facebook status update this year was “lms,” as in “like my status”). Gawker
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Dentsu’s podcast celebrating Black empowerment tries to do its part to fill the advertising inequity gap
The Dentsu-backed More Than That with Gia Peppers kicked off season 3 last week, featuring several major advertisers (and Dentsu clients) including Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Kroger and Mastercard.
The Athletic’s Sebastian Tomich is looking beyond ads and subscriptions to reach profitability
The Athletic's path to profitability is set for 2025, and to achieve this goal, chief commercial officer Sebastian Tomich is focused on more than just selling ads directly to prospective advertisers.
How newsroom unions intervene when members get laid off
Amid the recent wave of media layoffs, here are some of the ways newsroom unions are intervening.
SponsoredAdvertising predictions that will shake up the media industry in 2023
Chris Kelly, CEO, Upwave Like many people, marketers and advertisers were ready to see 2022 come to a close. A year that started off promising was assailed by inflation, layoffs and the disastrous effects of RSV, the flu and additional COVID strains. Still, despite an uncertain outlook for 2023, there are plenty of reasons for […]
Despite Q1’s slow start, publishers are bullish about events revenue for 2023
Publishers like BDG and Apartment Therapy are banking on events revenue to give them a leg up in 2023.
Media Briefing: The case for and against monthly and annual subscriptions in the battle for retention
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for improving retention in a subscriptions business. While annual subscribers might stick around longer for some, other publishers will have better luck with monthly plans.