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Facebook Removes Mom’s Photo of Daughter’s Bare Bottom (Today)
A mom who tried to recreate a famous Coppertone ad with a picture of her 2-year-old daughter’s exposed bottom at the beach ended up on the wrong side of Facebook’s decency terms. Jill White, a photographer from Hickory, North Carolina, posted a photo on Coppertone’s Facebook page showing her daughter’s bathing suit being pulled down by a young friend. In the Coppertone ad from 1953, a dog tugs at a girl’s suit and exposes her tan lines. Aol/Huffpost Live When she posted the photo to the brand’s Facebook page, someone reported it, and Facebook reportedly asked her to remove it. She ignored the warning and then Facebook banned her from the site for 24 hours. KCTV 5 News After the ban, she censored the photo and reposted it onto Facebook. That photo was reported as well, and White said if Facebook deemed it inappropriate as well she could face a lifetime ban. Facebook officials contacted WBTV after the story began circulating the Internet and said White is not facing a lifetime ban.
YouTube is Now Publicly Shaming Internet Providers That Make its Videos Slow (The Next Web)
Google began naming and shaming internet service providers when it expanded its “Video Quality Report” beyond Canada in May, and now it is taking things further after links to the report began surfacing alongside videos for some visitors to the site. Quartz reports that — taking its cue from Netflix — the Google-owned company is dropping links to the report into videos that it believes are suffering at the hands of an ISP’s slow network.
The Social Media Design Blueprint [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
This incredibly useful and constantly updated infographic from Tent Social details important information you’ll inevitably need for your marketing efforts in 2014. Use it as a handy reference guide to required image and video dimensions for each major social network including: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Sirius XM Fires Radio Host Over Racist Twitter Posts (The New York Times)
Sirius XM, the satellite radio broadcaster, fired one of its most prominent talk-show hosts last week over a series of comments on Twitter that included racist and sexist language. Anthony Cumia, of the duo Opie and Anthony, wrote a series of Twitter messages early on Wednesday that drew wide condemnation online.
Facebook Product Design Director Julie Zhou: R.I.P., ‘Users’ and ‘Product Design’ (AllFacebook)
Facebook product design director Julie Zhou advocated the death of “users” — the term, not the actual people on the social network — in favor of “people,” as well as the demise of the term “product design,” in a post on her blog. Zhou mentioned a statement by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “We need to stop calling people users. They’re not just there to use our products; we’re here to build things for them.”
With Revenue Roaring, Twitter’s Advertising Team is Untouched by Turmoil (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Twitter‘s top executive ranks have been transformed in the last year, from its general counsel to, most recently, its chief financial officer. But in one very important area of the company — Twitter’s ad business — the leadership has remained relatively untouched.
Is Your Twitter Strategy Missing This One Essential Element? (AllTwitter)
Often overlooked, this is the piece of the puzzle that is usually the last to fit into place – the one that makes you go “oh, yeah, it’s a horse!” I’m talking about competitor analysis.
Popjam is ‘Walled-Garden’ Instagram for Kids, from Moshi Monsters Maker (CNET)
London-based tech company Mind Candy wants to become the go-to social network for kids aged 7-12, with a new service called PopJam that launched on July 4. PopJam is described by Mind Candy as “a creative community for kids,” and sees youngsters cooking up artistic “creations” using stickers, doodles and photos that can then be shared online.
Zach Braff Stops By Tumblr HQ for ‘Dashboard Confession’ to Promote New Film (LostRemote)
Tumblr has a new weapon up its sleeve to attract major TV talent who are looking to promote themselves and their work on social media. “Dashboard Confessions” is a new ‘fan mail Q&A series where artists take over users’ dashboards by answering questions and curating choice content.”