See Facebook’s First Ad Campaign

Facebook is celebrating hitting the 1 billion monthly user mark with the company’s first ad campaign. The social network hired ad agency Wieden + Kennedy — best known for its Nike work — to create the 90-second film above. The ad compares Facebook to chairs, Read More …

Kickstarter Project Lets You Wear Facebook Photos in Real Life

Your perfectly posed profile pics can now get offline attention with a new Kickstarter project. “Top Charms” lets users create wearable charms that hold Facebook photos; it includes a “photo charm kit” and accompanying app. San Francisco-based creator Peter Reis says he wanted to capitalize Read More …

49 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

We’re quickly approaching the end of November, also known as the busiest shopping season of the year. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, it’s a good time for holiday shoppers to get great deals on gifts. For those of you who were Read More …

HuffPo Co-founder Takes on Cable News With New Startup

Ken Lerer, one of the co-founders of The Huffington Post and the current chairman of BuzzFeed, has pulled back the curtain on his latest venture: a video news site called NowThisNews. The startup officially launched on Monday after months of operating in stealth mode under Read More …

Children’s Media Usage Skyrockets During Past Year

Good news: Your teenage sons and daughters have doubled their productivity over the last year. No, they’re not doing twice as much homework or eating double servings of vegetables. Young teenagers are, however, sending twice as many text messages on average compared with 2011. Ofcom’s Read More …

YouTube Show to Debut on Network Television

In a testament to the ever-expanding reach of YouTube, an online show that originated on the video-sharing site is making its television debut. Next month, ABC will begin airing Recipe Rehab, a cooking show on which chefs reinvent fatty meals to be healthier, Reuters reported. Read More …

Black Friday Sales Surge as Shoppers Stick to the Web

This year, shoppers avoided early-morning lines, customer stampedes at megastores and Black Friday-related deaths by browsing deals online. U.S. shoppers put aside their trypophan hangovers, and increased online sales by 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and by 20.7% on Black Friday compared to last year, according Read More …

Twitter Generated Zero Percent of Black Friday Sales

Looks like social media stayed at home this Black Friday. An IBM study found that shoppers referred from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube generated only 0.34% of online sales on Black Friday — a decrease of more than 35% from the year before. Read More …

iPhone 5 Supply Limited Because It Scratches Too Easily

It looks like Apple customers aren’t the only ones complaining about the iPhone 5 getting scratched too easily. Bloomberg reports that Apple’s supply of the latest iPhone has been constrained by a “quality-control crackdown” to limit the number of devices that ship with scratches from Foxconn, Read More …

Even Sony Doesn’t Think Its Current Phones Are That Good

Sony’s latest Xperia phones are good enough for James Bond, but not Sony itself, apparently. The company’s own sales chief says Sony will soon debut a phone that can go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, implying of course that its Read More …