02011-01-26 | Photos | 3 comments

Drumkit rental #2, Palm Beach:

Images from the Duncan Theater:

Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ Turns Your News Feed Activity Into Ads
Facebook is rolling out a new advertising format called Sponsored Stories, which allows advertisers to prioritize content from the News Feed by turning your Facebook activity into promoted content.

Here’s how it works: If one of your Page updates, Likes, app interactions or Place check-ins mention a participating brand, that story will appear in the column that appears at the right of your friends’ News Feeds. “For example,” writes Advertising Age, “if Starbucks buys a ‘sponsored story’ ad, the status of a user’s friends who check into or ‘like’ Starbucks will run twice: once in the user’s news feed, and again as a paid ad for Starbucks.”

Sponsored Stories are seen only by your friends that would normally see your stories in their News Feeds. However, according to the product’s help page , there is no op-out option for Sponsored Stories.

…there is no op-out option for Sponsored Stories. Ha Ha!!

From the latest Upaya newsletter:

Lately this economic success is starting to affect the culture — our dating lives, our marriages, how we raise our children. The phrase “first-born son” is so deeply ingrained in our culture that this statistic alone opened my eyes: In American fertility clinics, 75 percent of couples are requesting girls.

Here is a little humor for you: The State of the Web

Toy Thailand, a tilt-shift video. (Vimeo)

Cell Phones the new cigarettes?


  1. dave

    Looks like you caught T-Rex doing a bone.

  2. marijose

    I have no idea of what anything in that second paragraph about Facebook means, but it all sounds like a really good reason for me to remain a Facebook holdout.

  3. Luz

    Now, there’s news that a Facebook phone is forthcoming!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.



Concert Dates

Thu, Oct 27 2022 in Natick, MA
@ Natick Center for Arts

Fri, Oct 28 2022 in Rockport, MA
@ Shalin Liu Performance Center

Sat, Oct 29 2022 in Norwalk, CT
@ Wall Street Theater

Sun, Oct 30 2022 in Newark, NJ
@ Victoria Theater @ NJPAC

Wed, Nov 2 2022 in Richmond, VA
@ Tin Pan

Thu, Nov 3 2022 in Annapolis, MD
@ Ramshead

Fri, Nov 4 2022 in Sellersville, PA
@ Sellersville Theater

Sat, Nov 5 2022 in Wilmington, DE
@ Baby Grand @ the Grand Opera House