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What’s Your Twitter Story?: Not unlike Facebook Stories and Google Stories, Twitter now has a new feature called Twitter Stories, which is meant to highlight interesting, noteworthy uses of Twitter. For example the Twitter story of Chris Strouth who tweeted that he needed a kidney and got one, or Aaron Durand who saved his mom’s bookstore via Twitter. Of course Twitter Stories doesn’t just feature regular, old Twitter users, but also features brands and celebrities, like Roger Ebert and Burberry. You can submit your own stories by tweeting at @TwitterStories or by using the hashtag #TwitterStories. HuffPo
Reddit to the Rescue: A man in Chicago accidentally dropped his glasses while walking on an overpass over a lot. He posted on Reddit asking for help to retrive his glasses and low and behold! A climbing enthusiast responded to the post and took his gear, went searching for the glasses and found them. I guess Reddit isn’t just a creepy message board. The Daily Dot
QR Cookies, Yum: German company Qkies (a joint project between German food trade company Juchem Gruppe and DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) has come up with a new place to put QR codes: in your belly—well on cookies first, then in your belly. With Qkie cookie mix (which is available online for EUR 6.90 per box) you bake the cookies and then decorate them with the included QR codes, which are printed on edible paper. Whoever you give the cookies to is supposed to scan the QR code with their phone and will be directed to an online destination of the baker’s choice—whether it’s a YouTube video, a photo on Flickr or a personalized Web page with a specific message. It’s a novel idea, and certainly it’s the tastiest use of QR codes yet. 1 Design Per Day
Tumblr of the Day: You really can never go wrong with a Ryan Gosling-related Tumblr, never. Is Ryan Gosling Cuter Than a Puppy?
Video of the Day: Why do I feel like I’m watching something out of “Napoleon Dynamite”? The Daily What
Dentsu’s latest ad report shows slowed growth, driven mostly by inflation
The good news in Dentsu's ad forecast is that there's still growth. The bad news: most of the growth is the result of inflation, while real ad pricing actually dropped a bit.
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?
SponsoredHow agencies’ relationships with RMNs are continuing to evolve in 2023
Sponsored by Best Buy Ads As retail media networks proliferate, agencies are increasingly identifying RMNs as valuable opportunities for their brand clients as they seek quality audience data, meaningful reporting and insights, and authentic and engaging ad formats and creative. However, there are many options for them to work through as they select RMN partners. […]
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.