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Think you hate selfies? The Russian military might ban them.

Russian soldiers may soon be saying goodbye to their Snapchats.  According to the BBC, the Russian Ministry of Defense, which manages and regulates Russia’s armed forces, has drafted a law that would ban soldiers and military personnel from posting on social media. The ban is expected to take effect in January 2018.  The ban comes,[…]

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What your Instagram posts might reveal about experiencing depression

Whether you realize it or not, you leave a trail of clues about your mental health on social media. Emerging research suggests that words, characters, and even emoji can reveal information about people’s moods and mental well-being.  That might seem obvious when it comes to explicitly emotional posts, but information about mental health can be[…]

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Worried about your public Facebook data? You might want to try these tools

If you’re a Facebook user, by now you probably know that every “like” and piece of information gets aggregated into a set of anonymized data, which eventually turns into advertising dollars for the social media giant.  Facebook offers multiple layers of privacy settings so the world doesn’t have to see every cringeworthy photo your mom[…]

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Ad of the Day: You Might Feel a Bit Dirty After Watching These Wry New Ads From Tide

Saatchi & Saatchi wrings wry humor out of some socially awkward scenarios in its latest campaign for detergent brand Tide. Look, this stuff isn't soil-yourself funny—which is kind of a shame, actually, because Tide's vaunted cleaning action would really come in handy if it were. Still, the slightly warped set-ups and restrained sensibility feel just[…]

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Consuming Too Much Info? You Might Be Infobese, Say These Very Strange Ads (NSFW)

There's more than one way to feel the flab. But however much time you spend on the treadmill, French ad publication Influencia hopes to draw your attention to a more insidious fitness foe you may be overlooking—infobesity.  It's getting the conversation started with a surreal campaign from Glory Paris. "We consume information without verifying it,[…]

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How Energy BBDO Made the World Cry (and Might Win Over Cannes) With ‘Sarah & Juan’

  CANNES, France—From its first draft to its final cut, "The Story of Sarah & Juan" has been a tear-jerker, and soon the ad's creators might be weeping tears of joy. The Extra Gum ad, a 2015 viral juggernaut with 19 million views on YouTube, is a front-runner in several categories at this week's Cannes[…]

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Why You Might See a National Ad for Death Wish Coffee on Super Bowl 50

Tune in to CBS's telecast of Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 for a commercial from … Chubbies Shorts, Death Wish Coffee Company or Vidler's 5 & 10? Those are the top-three finishers, culled from thousands of entries, in software company Intuit's "Small Business, Big Game" contest. The winner will have a spot produced by[…]

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This Sydney Creative Might Have the World’s Most Beautiful Instagram

If you're into beautifully spare design, follow Peechaya Burroughs on Instagram. The graphic designer and photographer, born in Thailand and now based in Sydney, Australia, says: "My photographs mainly consist of things that I create or manipulate by hand. Occasionally I use Photoshop when enhancing the idea and presentation of an image fits well. Driven[…]