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Facebook Thinks Consumers Want Personalized Ads

Every survey ever taken has found that personalized advertising is consumers’ least favorite reason for giving companies their data.  So we’re genuinely perplexed that Facebook is offering a “better ads experience” as a reason for Apple users to consent to data sharing. Before you spin an elaborate theory of what they’re really up to, remember Hanlon’s Razor: “never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.”

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UN Secretary-General calls for global rules oversight on social media companies

February 2, 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a global regulatory framework to rein-in the power of social media companies like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking at a news conference, Guterres expressed grave concern about the amount of data the companies control, the potential use of that data to influence politics and our behavior, and the risks of allowing these companies to continue to have unrestricted power over our lives.

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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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