Google Inequality: Turns out not everyone gets to enjoy all of the enviable Google employee perks. This class of employees wears yellow badges, and they are in charge of data-entry labor. They work in 3.14159~ factory (sounds grim), away from the rest of the white badges (full-time employees), red badges (contractors) and green badges (interns). Former Google contractor Andrew Norman Wilson noticed this Google lower class and decided to document their comings and goings from 3.14159~ factory. Check out his video art project. Andrew Norman Wilson
Social Media FOMO: See, social media just makes you feel bad. Everyone gets caught in this Catch-22 with social media: they need to update their pictures and statuses to present themselves in a certain way, yet they spend so much time online it affects their real realtionships. The moral of the story? Don’t get sucked into the social media black hole! Don’t let it run your life (if you still have one). GigaOm
FB Dating: Forget what I just said about social media if you are single, and forget match.com and ok cupid: Facebook is the ultimate dating site without having to actually take the plunge and use a dating site. Just check out Gawker’s tips on how to milk FB for all its worth, all of you sexy singles. Gawker.
Video of the Day: Mario in real life!
Tumblr of the Day:Hungry? Have a scanwich. scanwiches.com
BuzzFeed, Hearst, other publishers, replace lavish holiday parties with more subdued celebrations
BDG, BuzzFeed, Hearst and The Washington Post will host in-person holiday parties this year, though they will not be the stereotypical soirées.
Member ExclusiveMedia Buying Briefing: The latest media agency estimates for 2023 revenue are out and they remain, well, upbeat
Two holding company media agency analysts continue to hold a more positive, if slightly tempered outlook on 2023 given strong results for 2022.
The case for and against publishers continuing holiday-specific commerce coverage post-Black Friday weekend
Black Friday is over but publishers are up in the air about whether or not to continue covering holiday sales in the lead up to the holidays.
SponsoredPublishers are adapting advertising strategies for a privacy-first world
Tina Iannacchino, senior publisher director, Seedtag So much of the attention around the death of third-party cookies and its impact on the digital advertising industry is focused on the implications for brands and consumers, which is far from the complete picture. The digital publishing industry in the U.S. is massive and set to be shaken […]
Why PMG’s Nike win doesn’t seem all that unusual for the indie media agency
The Texas-based independent agency continues to grow its roster of clients after landing Nike's media AOR business for North America.
Media Briefing: Publishers see a bump in commerce sales during Black Friday weekend despite economic downturn
Publishers' commerce businesses show positive signs that consumers are still shopping despite the economic downturn.