Netflix is spending $7 billion on content next year–content that’s been shaped largely by Netflix’s own data on what people like to watch. And of course, Netflix will ensure you see the content you’re most interested in, because each person’s queue is shaped by the company’s habit-tracking algorithms.Read More
By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, 30 hours of videos will have been uploaded to YouTube. It sounds like a lot (well, it is a lot) but people can’t get enough video content. As of February, YouTube users were watching nearly 1 billion hours of videos per day. At the same time, personalization helps marketers get better results. Putting the two together—should marketers focus on personalized video?Read More
Scholars of mass media long ago established the theory that part of a society’s bond comes from the shared experience of consuming the same news. We shape our worldview, our opinions — however different they are from one another — after reading about and watching many of the same things. We gain a sense of community, however false or fleeting.Read More
Time Inc., publisher of People, Time and Sports Illustrated, among others, recently surveyed 17,000 people across three major age demographics (Gen X, millennials and Gen Z) to determine their feelings on custom content and how brands fit into their worlds.