Starting with a little, random media roundup…..
Cinema Stocks Jump On News Of Amazon’s $1B Plan For Theater-Bound Movies – As if shopping and advertising were not enough, could Amazon succeed in reshaping (or at least reinvigorating) the movie industry….
In the ‘I don’t think this is really NEW category…’Google Quietly Tests New Way For Publishers To Monetize Web Sites. Maybe i have spent too much time thinking, reading and writing about ads, but i am fairly certain both of these ad options have been around for some time. Now they just have new names (and new way for Google to charge more for them).
And since there was no Friday FTC last week, and okay, yes, it is not the FTC ,but the Supreme Court, IAB And Others Want Supreme Court To Strike Down Florida Social Media Bill.
“The bill is “designed to force a sea change in how platforms operate, against the will of both the platforms and the users who have come to rely upon them, and all because Florida does not like the content of the messages that platforms are serving to their users,” the organizations say in a friend-of-the-court brief filed this week with the Supreme Court.”
It is a bit (tremendously) scary that this bill has passed…showing that powerful, albeit misinformed people can really impact how social media operates. Yikes!
And of course, in the I couldn’t even make this stuff up…it must be Musk Monday,
I strongly recommend reading the whole article, but…
Before reinstating @realDonaldTrump, @elonmusk conducted a Twitter poll asking followers to vote on it. At presstime, the poll generated more than 15 million votes, with 52% favoring the account’s reinstatement.
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted as he made the decision to reinstate it, using the latin terms for “voice of the people” and “God’s voice.”
Reading that post, I visualized Musk donned in emperor-like attire, gesturing “thumbs up.”