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Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Technology

Do not be fooled, the Snapchat update was not created in order to get you to have a more personal experience on social media. Snapchat's new update was created so that the app could rake in more ad revenue.

Tandon Investigates Fraudulent Housing Listings on Craigslist

Tandon Investigates Fraudulent Housing Listings on Craigslist

By Momachi Pabrai, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

After researching over two million postings, NYU Tandon professors discovered that up to 55% of Craigslist listings are fraudulent.

Freemium focuses internet away from ads, toward content

Freemium focuses internet away from ads, toward content

By Matthew Tessler, Deputy Digital Director

September 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The freemium model —that Spotify and YouTube have adopted– should be the future of online content.

Double X: Honey Maid’s advertisement crucial to perception of same-sex couples

Double X: Honey Maid’s advertisement crucial to perception of same-sex couples

April 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Honey Maid, a graham cracker company, released a series of advertisements on March 10 depicting wholesome American families, one of which featured a gay couple and its child. Within a few days of the commercial’s debut on YouTube, conservative groups were up in arms about the company’s decision t...

Instagram should not have advertisements

Instagram should not have advertisements

November 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Instagram recently announced that it will begin introducing advertisements next month. Facebook, which acquired the photo and video sharing mobile app in 2012, promised that it would “make sure” users would still have control over what they see. The fact that this promise is being broken makes th...

Facebook ad system not suitable for Google

Facebook ad system not suitable for Google

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

In a terms of service update released last Friday and effective Nov. 11, Google announced the start of its use of shared endorsements on its advertising network. The program is similar to Facebook’s Sponsored Stories, launched back in 2011. Users who reveal their endorsement may serve as pitchmen to t...

Advertising dependency for free social media sites makes for risky business model

Advertising dependency for free social media sites makes for risky business model

March 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When was the last time you clicked on a Facebook ad? Option A: You can’t remember. Option B: You never, ever click on any of the ads. Option C: Does anyone actually click on those ads? Apparently people do, as 85 percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertisements — the other 15 percent...