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Facebook fraud: Nobody likes this many things

Veritasium's host looks at what we all know - you can buy likes on facebook - and discovers that there's no difference at all between buying "legit" likes from Facebook and "bad" likes from click farms in far away countries. He also looks at how fake likes spread over everyones pages forces people to buy more likes and promoting posts, creating ever larger group of un-enganged fans.

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Aardman creates addictive "Music Inc" game app

You'd think we changed business over the weekend as you'd hear things like this around here;

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Kiss Recognition technology will help you win prizes

Mrm Romaina is dropping a fun interactive campaign for discount grocery chain Lidl, just in time for Valentine's Day. The Valentine Kiss app is available on mobile, Facebook or on Lidlkiss.com.

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DDB Oslo uses Snapchat to hire you. Or just take your ideas.

Hey, wanna be a superstar junior at DDB Oslo? Your chance at glory only takes ten seconds, thanks to something called The Snapchat Pitch. Simply connect with DDB Oslo on Snapchat and present your big idea in ten seconds or less. If DDB Oslo chooses you, they will fly you to Oslo and put you up in a hotel for an interview, as they are seeking a junior creative team!

DDB will look at every single entry. Yeah I should hope so. They're ten seconds long. Even if they get a hundred entries it would take less than twenty minutes.

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eyeball Designs “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes” Interactive Album App

Strategic creative agency eyeball recently contributed its comprehensive design and production talents to “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes,” an interactive album app that chronicles the former Beatle's life-changing trip to Bermuda in June 1980.

The app, created for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now available exclusively on the App Store (www.AppStore.com/LennonApp). Net proceeds from the sales of the app will support WhyHunger and its “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign. It is currently the #1 app in Music for the iPad.

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Finnish Radio station launches via animated GIFs

Fun idea from our Finnish Friends 358 Helsinki. Loop.fi is a station aimed at the young social media loving music lovers. They called the station Loop, was a sarcastic take on the idea that popular radio plays the same thing over and over again.

The website's gallery has 70 GIF's in its collection. A few feature well known Finnish performers.
But the really cool part is you can synch them to the beat of the music.

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Home Depot spends all day apologizing for chimp-tweet

Home Depot on twitter is spending most of their work day apologizing for sending out the tweet above, where the question is: "Which drummer is not like the others?" and not "what were they thinking?". The three drummers are two black men, and one person wearing a chimp halloween mask. Not a monkey mask, chimps are apes. It took around ten seconds before twitter erupted in a collective all caps fest, and the office pool on how fast that social media person will get fired is already at twohundred dollars.

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The Recording Industry: fiddling while Rome burns.

In a few short days, we’ll see the first annual Youtube Music Awards with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and more. Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts are hosting and Spike Jonze is directing.

Jonze is quoted in a Rolling Stone interview as saying: “This is not a red carpet, fancy, pre-packaged, pre-produced thing. I like the idea of making it about music and videos as opposed to everybody getting dressed up."

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World's first banner ad still performs really well.

Remember the AT&T "You will" campaign? The one that had the worlds first banner ad with it? We celebrated its tenth birthday, almost ten years ago here (gasp!) and with any luck we'll be cheering in Jolt Cola next year for the 20th too. The first site to run that ad was Hotwired, and the campaign began on October 24, 1994, when the internet as we know it was still in diapers. Dan Barker decided to test how this ad performs today, so he ran it again.

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Google can use your +1s in ads

You might want to have a look at your shared endorsement settings on G+, as Google will start to share your +1s as displays in Google Ads. So if you don't want auntie Margo to know that you once hit +1 on that Designer Vibrator because it looked cool in a design blog (Honestly, that's where you found it. Oh, hush), you better tighten your settings.

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