Monday, January 7, 2013

Around The Net

  • Pizza Hut's Super Bowl Ads USA Today

    Pizza Hut today launches a social media contest whose winners will star in a commercial that will run before the Super Bowl kickoff. In the contest, of which there could be as many as five winners, the company asks fans to submit very short videos of their best, silliest or most creative recitation of the words every quarterback shouts - "Hut. Hut. Hut." In other words, simulate the start of a football play, but with creative zeal. ...Read the whole story

  • German State Threatens Facebook Fine The Guardian

    A German state data protection agency has threatened Facebook's billionaire founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with a EUR20,000 (GBP16,000) fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to have anonymous accounts on the social network. Under German law, media services, including Facebook, must offer users the choice of using a pseudonym. ...Read the whole story

  • Can Twitter Resist Demands For Censorship? PaidContent.org

    As Twitter becomes an increasingly global media entity - and one that controls its own platform - it is running into demands from governments in countries like France and Germany to censor or block access to certain kinds of speech. How will it respond? Can it grow internationally and still maintain its self-professed status as the "free-speech wing of the free-speech party?" ...Read the whole story