Friday, August 22, 2014
  • Millennials Spearhead Turn Toward Privacy

    Call it a bluff, but millennials say they are determined to take back their digital privacy -- and in the process, reshape the entire ad-based media ecosystem. Recent revelations that companies manipulate user experiences for research purposes appears to have raised suspicions among millennials. ...Read the whole story

  • Tumblr U.S. Users To Reach 17 Million This Year

    Whether Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr last year will help turn around the Web giant's display ad woes isn't yet clear. However, a new report indicates the image-focused microblogging service continues to expand its user base in the U.S., boosting prospects for its potential as an ad platform. ...Read the whole story

  • Instagram Adds Campaign-Tracking Tools

    Further building out its ad offering, Instagram has rolled out a new set of analytics that will allow advertisers to better see how their paid and organic marketing efforts are working on the site. The tools fall into three main areas, and the enhanced analytics in particular will help marketers to track engagement with posts. ...Read the whole story

  • Noah Mallin Appointed Head Of Social For MEC North America

    Mallin, who earlier headed Digitas New York's Social Marketing and Content Team, will report to Shenan Reed, MEC's new president of digital for the North America region. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Behind This. The Altantic's Anti-Stream Social NetworkNieman Journalism Lab

    Have you heard about the odd little social network that Atlantic Media has been developing? The one named This., which limits the number of links its members can share a day to one? If not, it’s creator Andrew Golis describes it thus: “This. is an attempt to build on the rebellions against The Stream that are popping up all over. We love content recommendations from people we trust, but we can’t keep up, we feel constantly distracted, and are increasingly aware of how narrow ‘nowness’ is a primary definition of value.”  ...Read the whole story

  • LinkedIn Losing Product HeadRe/code

    LinkedIn is losing its head of product, Deep Nishar, reports Kara Swisher. Regarding Nishar -- who joined LinkedIn six years ago from Google -- Swisher writes in Re/Code: “He does not have another job, although the exec has been joining a number of boards and taking advisory roles at several startups of late.” At least for the time being, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is expected to take over Nishar’s duties.  ...Read the whole story

  • Aereo's Hopes Slip From Slim To Nearly NoneThe Washington Post

    So much for what The Washington Post calls Aereo’s “last-ditch argument to save itself.” The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided not to hear the case. “Instead, if the shuttered streaming video company wants to keep fighting for its survival, procedural reasons require that it do so at the district court level,” WaPo reports, citing an official statement released this week. “The decision is a win for broadcasters, who had sought a ban on Aereo from the beginning.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Faces Class Action Suit In EuropeTechCrunch

    Getting the full Google treatment in Europe, Facebook has been given an ultimatum to respond to a privacy-based class-action suit led by an Austrian group named Europe vs Facebook. “The news comes as some 60,000 people have now signed up to the suit, 25,000 of which have assigned their claims to join the class action, and 35,000 of which have registered to assign their claims when and if the suit widens to cover more users,” TechCrunch reports.  ...Read the whole story

  • No Sign Of Swinging, But 'Secret' Parties EmergeRe/code
  • Vine Adds Mobile Features, Boasts 100M Monthly UsersWired
  • British Social Care Organization Mistakenly Exposes Patient Data Through Email Error
Vizsafe Turns Mapping, Geolocation and Video Social Network Into Community Watchdog

Facts sometimes get in the way of people spewing rhetoric, but a complete, unedited video describing a robbery or an officer-involved shooting like the one in Ferguson, Mo. would tell all if uploaded to a secure ...More