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What is “Fake News”?

by Ian Rosenwach 11.15.2016

Yesterday Google and Facebook both announced they were cracking down on “fake news” sites that are using their ad networks to make money. First some background: Google and Facebook have publisher networks that display ads sold by Google on their site.  The revenue from those ads is split between the Publisher and Google. For publishers […]

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With Paper, Facebook thinks like a Media Company

by Ian Rosenwach 2.4.2014

Yesterday Facebook released Paper, a new stand-alone app to browse content. Paper represents a dramatic departure from Facebook as a place to connect with your friends. Paper aims to connect users with the rest of the world. It’s also the first step towards Facebook becoming a media company. Your Friends – Just a Channel Paper […]

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What Facebook Video Ads learned from Video on Instagram

by Ian Rosenwach 12.18.2013

Remember Video on Instagram? It was announced 6 months ago with much fanfare as a new way for users to share stories. Instagram was owned by Facebook at that point, and still is. As Facebook was conceiving video ads it’s natural they’d look to Instagram for some insight and data. Instagram may not be earning revenue with […]

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Facebook:BroadcastTV::Twitter:Cable.

by Ian Rosenwach 12.17.2013

Facebook and Twitter are public companies hungry for ad dollars. In order to capture a chunk of the $66.4 billion spent on TV ads, they will continue to editorialize their (our?) news feeds. They take different approaches to curating their feed. This plays a role in the types of content we consumer and share, and the attractiveness […]

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Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

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Why Sharing Matters

by Ian Rosenwach 1.30.2011

I’ve been familiar with GetGlue for a while but haven’t been compelled to sign up.  For those of you that haven’t heard, GetGlue lets user check in to various activities, like watching a movie or sporting event. Today, I took the plunge. In this post I’ll tell you what compelled me to join GetGlue, and […]

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The Appeal of Chatroulette

by Ian Rosenwach 2.14.2010

I first heard about Chatroulette in New York Magazine.  Yesterday the New York Times got the founder, Andrey Ternovskiy, to talk about the site.  He’s a kid having fun.  Fred Wilson wants to meet him. Chatroulette may not be here to stay, but it means something and point to how to attract users on the […]

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