Survey Says Facebook Users Most Irked by Dating Ads

first_imgTags:#advertising#Facebook#NYT#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification chris cameron A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit A survey conducted by the blog Inside Facebook has uncovered some interesting statistics about advertisements on the popular social networking site and how users react to them. Surprisingly, according to the results of the survey, the majority of Facebook users either like or are neutral about the presence of ads on the site, as only 40.3% said they dislike the ads. What did these users say are the most disliked products advertised on the site? Online dating services.When Inside Facebook asked users which product they least like seeing ads for on Facebook, respondents chose online dating sites nearly twice as often as any other type of ad. At 46%, online dating sites were the far-and-away leader above educational and job ads, at 24.6%, games at 13.5%, and movies and TV shows at 8.7%. The most acceptable category of ads among those that dislike the ads were food and beverage ads; just over 7% disliked them the most. Related Posts While it’s surprising that dating services are the most detested among Facebook ads, it does make sense. Dating ads can tend to be some of the most transparent of advertisements online, especially on a site like Facebook, which has info about your sexual preference, age and location, depending on privacy settings. Though the ads are trying to create a personalized experience, when users see ads for meeting singles in their town within their age range, the ads seem intrusive and creepy.There also may be a correlation between how users approach Facebook and their distaste for dating site advertisements. From my personal experience with online dating and matchmaking sites, I can attest that your activity on the site is not something you tend to share with many of your friends. With Facebook’s recent concerns over privacy, users may be afraid to associate their online dating activities with their personal social graph on Facebook.The survey by Inside Facebook also found that advertisements that linked to sites outside of Facebook were less liked by respondents. Nearly two-thirds said they dislike ads for outside links the most as opposed to links to Facebook fan pages or events. An advertisement for Coca-Cola, for example, is preferred when it is an add for Coca-Cola’s fan page, not for an outside site run by the company. Perhaps dating sites need to advertise their fan pages, but something tells me that wouldn’t go over well either.last_img read more

Srinagar’s Deputy Mayor attacked, injured

first_imgSrinagar Municipal Corporation Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran was injured after corporators attacked him during an ongoing third general corporation session in Srinagar on Monday.Mr. Imran alleged he fell down after a heavy object was flung at him “by BJP and RSS-backed councillors during the meeting”.“I have been consistently opposing the BJP’s footprint here and won’t tolerate any interference in our religious identity. As I was seated during the meeting, BJP and RSS-backed councillors flung an object at me, resulting in multiple stitches on the face. It was a pre-planned attack,” said Mr. Imran.He appealed to Governor Satya Pal Malik and the Chief Secretary to look into the matter.However, a section of corporators accused Mr. Imran of “making their lives vulnerable in Kashmir by labelling them as pro-BJP”. “Mr. Imran himself is in touch with top BJP leaders of the State and not us. We contested the elections as Independents. It seems he wanted to get us killed given the current security situation,” they alleged.Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu said the house was in a complete order and those who created ruckus were evicted. “If there was any violence, there will be consequences as per the law,” he said.Meeting adjournedThe proceedings of the council was adjourned after the incident. The police have taken cognisance of the incident.Srinagar elected 76 municipal corporators in much-delayed elections held in October last year. The elections witnessed a very low turnout as both the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party decided to stay away from the polls.last_img read more

NBA: Durant, Curry lead Warriors to rout of Cavs, 2-0 series lead

first_imgSpectacular passes, slam dunks, deadly shots and high-leaping playmakers dominated the night as the game was played at a fast-paced, high-intensity tempo that had spectators roaring with delight.Durant became only the third player in NBA history to score 25 points in his first seven NBA Finals appearances, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal.Curry seized command in the third quarter with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors stretched a 67-64 half-time lead to 102-88 entering the fourth quarter, a margin no finals team had squandered so late to lose since 1992.From there, Golden State steadily pulled away, the Cavaliers having no answer for the Warriors speed and outside shooting.“The second half we settled in and just tried to play better and played tougher on defense,” Durant said. “We’re just trying to play good basketball every time down the floor.”The game turned when Curry sank a 3-pointer and two free throws, then dribbled impressively around James for a layup to cap a 10-3 run that put the Warriors ahead 83-73 early in the third.Cleveland battled back but a steal set up a Durant fast break layup and 3-point play and Shaun Livingston followed with an uncontested dunk to ignite a 16-6 run to close the quarter.The Cavaliers went scoreless for more than 3:30 late in the third despite Draymond Green going to the Warrior bench with a fifth personal foul.Durant and Curry each scored 15 first-half points, but Golden State had 13 turnovers at the break after just four in the series opener.James scored 18 points in the first half with 10 assists, his most assists in any playoff half in his career. Golden State moved within two games of becoming the first NBA champion to complete an unbeaten playoff run, seizing a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven championship series, which shifts to Cleveland for games three and four on Wednesday and Friday.LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to match a record with his eighth career NBA Finals triple double. Only former Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson had eight prior finals triple doubles. No one else has more than two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTogether with Curry’s triple double, it was only the second time in playoff history that two rivals had managed triple doubles in the same game, the other coming in 1970 by New York’s Walt Frazier and Milwaukee’s Lew Alcindor, who would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Curry credited his first finals triple double to the tension of the title quest and the effort needed to answer the Cavs’ challenge. “We’re in the finals. That’s all the motivation we need,” Curry said. “We leave everything on the floor.”Kevin Love scored 27 points for the Cavaliers while Kyrie Irving added 19 in a losing cause.Klay Thompson added 22 points for the Warriors, with Curry saying the Warriors still have work to do to play their best.“I could play much better,” he said. “Some good things going on but we’ve got to get better.“We’re young. We’re hungry. We’re playing great basketball. We’ve got a great opportunity in front of us and we’ve got to seize it.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant #35 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors are interviewed following their 132-113 win in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPKevin Durant scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Stephen Curry added 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists Sunday as the Golden State Warriors ripped Cleveland 132-113 in a historic second game of the NBA Finals.The Warriors, who welcomed back coach Steve Kerr after he missed 11 games with health issues following back surgery, stretched their playoff win streak to an NBA-record 14 games by dominating the defending champion Cavaliers in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Grand Slam champ Tristan Thompson played fewer minutes for the Cavs, with Iman Shumpert seeing more time to help ease the defensive load on James guarding Durant.Curry went 10-for-10 at the free throw line and scored 15 points as Golden State took a 40-34 lead in the highest-scoring NBA Finals first quarter in 50 years and the second-highest ever.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Russian pay TV operator NTV Plus has added five ne

first_imgRussian pay TV operator NTV Plus has added five new channels to its line-up.Youth channel 2X2 airs edgy series from the US, Europe and Asia, including Family Guy, South Park and The Simpsons.Music channel Europe Plus TV is a joint venture between Russia’s European Broadcasting Media Group and thematic channels distributor Red Media. It airs pop and chart music videos and programming from Russian and European artists.Healthy lifestyle channel Live! airs yoga, dance and aerobics classes, while educational channels Education and First Education offer arts and science programmes.last_img read more

Oasys Automated Playout Limited is due to launch a

first_imgOasys Automated Playout Limited is due to launch and showcase its new line of playout software called Chameleon at IBC.The new product consolidates relevant Oasys software into a single configuration for a variety of channel playout requirements, the firm said.Chameleon is designed to adapt to the broadcast workflow environment in which it is deployed so that operating parameters for specific environment are configured to their most efficient use.“Chameleon is the best example yet of the flexibility and value-added strength of our software solution architecture. We believe it is the ideal way to ensure optimal performance and functionality, unique to every facility in which it is installed,” said Fraser Jardine, vice president of global sales at Oasys.Oasys said it will also use IBC to featuring its strategic partnerships with key broadcast vendors such as Loft London Solutions.Chameleon will present at IBC on stand 8.B16last_img read more

Canal Groupowned channel distributer Thema is la

first_imgCanal+ Group-owned channel distributer Thema is launching its Motors TV channel on Dish Network’s OTT service, Sling International, in the US.As of this week, Motors TV will be included in Sling’s World Sports Package, alongside five other channels, which is charged at US$10 per month.“I am delighted that our Motors TV North Am channel is now available on the new OTT Sling platform’s World Sports Package, distributed by one of the main TV operators in the United States, DISH,” said Jean-Luc Roy, Motors TV founder and CEO.“This important agreement will give motorsport fans across the USA access to The High Speed Television Channel, the world’s first dedicated motorsport television channel, adding to its 32 million-strong subscribers across 42 European countries.”Sling International offers global programming from nearly 200 channels in 18 languages to US households. The service launched in August follows the rollout of the Sling TV over-the-top offering which launched earlier this year.last_img read more