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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Popular YouTuber 'The Fitness Marshall' Breaks Down His Four-Year Ad Earnings -- And It's Pretty Slim - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--Last week, YouTuber ‘Toobz,’ who has around 5,500 subscribers and recently hit one million views, posted a video detailing his total ad earnings from YouTube to date: a meager $389.07. Now, Caleb Marshall, aka ‘The Fitness Marshall,’ has done the same — and the results are similarly slim.
September 04, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Study: Too much creep in personalization - #Advertising

bizreport--Over the past two years consumers have become more vocal in their criticism of brands' personalization efforts and use of data.
September 04, 2018 Go to bizreport

This is the Highest Performing Image Size on Instagram

Dash Hudson Blog--Because marketing and creative decisions are of equal importance, we're putting the aesthetic debate of Instagram image sizing to bed once and for all.
September 02, 2018 Go to Dash Hudson Blog

'Gravity' director's new film 'Roma' is one of the best Netflix originals of all time, critics say

INSIDER--Critics are calling "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón's new movie "Roma" one of the best Netflix original releases of all time. The film premiered to standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival this week.
September 02, 2018 Go to INSIDER

6 Ways Google Chrome Changed the Way We Web

Gizmodo--So, Chrome is ten years old. Officially in the double-digits. Soon it’ll be getting wispy chin-hairs and its voice will be cracking. That said, Google’s browser has accomplished a lot in the ten years that it’s been around. It went from a latecomer in the Browser Wars, with just a 1-percent market share early on launch, and now it’s the most-used browser in the world, with around 60-percent market
September 02, 2018 Go to Gizmodo

Skype drops Snapchat-like feature since people weren't using it

Engadget--Skype is going back to basics by dropping Highlights and focusing on what you actually use.
September 02, 2018 Go to Engadget

Popular YouTuber Dropped By Every Single Sponsor After Racist Tweet Comes To Light

Percolately--She has lost all of her previous business opportunities, and brand collaborations and sponsorships.
September 02, 2018 Go to Percolately

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week

Inc.com--The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity.
August 31, 2018 Go to Inc.com

People Spend 2.5 Times As Much Time on Facebook Apps Compared to Google Apps

The Motley Fool--Facebook users spend a cumulative 100 billion hours per month using its apps. 32% of time spent using one of the top 100 apps in the world was in a Facebook-owned app.
August 30, 2018 Go to The Motley Fool