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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (Mark Zuckerberg Grows Up Edition)

From Monday’s Wall Street Journal front page: For Mark Zuckerberg, Tumult and Turnaround MENLO PARK, Calif.— Mark Zuckerberg needed help. Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering in May 2012 had been a mess. And after turning a website born in his college dorm room into … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Say, that’s some magnificent ad on the back page of Saturday’s New York Times A-section, yeah? In case you missed it: Is that … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With Patagonia’s ‘Worn Wear’ Ad? (Blacklash Friday Edition)

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was reading the New York Times on (Black) Friday when I came across this full-page ad: That’s a real head scratcher, isn’t it, … Continue reading

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Google And Facebook Totally Pwn You

Come to think of it, Google and Facebook also totally pawn you. From the New York Times: Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements SAN FRANCISCO — Those long-forgotten posts on social networks, from the pasta someone photographed to the rant about her dentist, are … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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You Have No Idea How Much They’re Watching You Online

You probably know that Facebook and Google are strip-mining you like West Virginia for online data, but that’s just part of the story. NPR’s All Things Considered is trying to provide the rest of it in its series Your Digital Trail. … Continue reading

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The Art Of The (Anti-)Matter

This full-page ad appeared in yesterday’s New York Times:   The Art To Fight Violence website says only this about the initiative.     But go to the Googletron and you’ll find this (via the Huffington Post): Controversial Art Project Addressing Violence … Continue reading

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Free The White House Correspondents Whatever!

The White House press corps has revolted against the Obama administration and it’s about time. From MediaBistro’s FishbowlDC: WHCA Throws Photos in Administration’s Face A small thing, but a loud gesture. The White House Correspondents’ Association is stripping all official … Continue reading

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On Native Advertising, BuzzFeed Schools While Google Scolds

Here’s bad news for anyone who values the separation of advertising and editorial content. “Native advertising is going to be the only advertising. The question is only what people are going to put in those units.” Thus spake BuzzFeed’s Jon … Continue reading

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