In today’s Signal, the biggest threat to the global financial system might not be who, or what, you think it is; Facebook announces ‘read receipts‘ — a new feature of Groups; All Things D gives us a peek at Twitter’s pitch deck; Is Levinsohn in or not, Yahoo? We want to know; and more.
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The Algorithmic Monsters Threatening The Global Financial System (Forbes) Forbes’ David Leinweber believes there’s a lot to learn from Scott Patterson’s “Dark Pools,” a new book about how high-speed electronic traders threaten the global financial system. That’s the bad news. The really bad news is that the threat isn’t only to the financial system – our industry seems a bit reliant on them as well…
Dear Facebook, It’s My Content, and I Want to Know Who Sees It (TNW) Facebook knows exactly who has viewed everything you post on its pages. That’s no secret. But on Thursday the company further evidenced that fact by announcing a new feature for Groups — ‘read receipts’ for posts. Should every FB user outside of Groups also be able to have access to this information if they want it? TNW’s Drew Olanoff believes so.
Twitter’s Pitch Deck for Big Advertisers (AllThingsD) Big marketers are interested — very interested —in experimenting with Twitter’s new ad format. All Things D provides a glimpse into what Twitter’s doing right to lure marketers — a peek at the pitch deck (slides) the company recently used to woo a big fish.
Yahoo Board Keeps Levinsohn CEO Decision Under Wraps (PaidContent) By the end of the day on Thursday, Yahoo was apparently still pondering if Ross Levinsohn is the right leader for the company, debating whether a more product-centric and more experienced executive is the better choice. Is the board just taking their time or holding off on an announcement for other reasons? Either way, it’s time to SOGOTP.
Confessions of an Internet Addict (The Atlantic) On the heels of Newsweek’s cover story this week, positing that “new research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed — and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness,” the Atlantic offers a portrait of Internet addiction.
Traditional Media Still Most Trusted Sources of Info (eMarketing) Even though the Internet falls outside of consumers’ “most-trusted” territory, research from Triton Digital suggests that people are more likely to turn to the Web, rather than to traditional media, for product info and trusted recommendations on choosing a brand or specific item to buy.
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