“52 Things I Learned in 2018”

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  1. Melody Bot

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    On Netflix, the artwork is personalised based on your viewing history. An Uma Thurman fan will see the classic Pulp Fiction poster showing Uma, but a John Travolta fan will be shown a different image.

    Fortune Cookie Advertising is exactly what you’d expect, and it works because “when [customers] see the ad on the back, they are likely to feel they received it for a reason”.

    A Chinese podcast called “How to Make Your Voice More Attractive” has 218,000 paying subscribers. Overall, the market in Chinese self-help subscription podcasts was worth $7.3 billion in 2017, compared with just $314 million for all advertising-funded podcasts in the US.

  2. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    I'm moving to Tunisia.
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  3. Jacob Tender

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    I found out about this a few months ago from a disappointing angle. Netflix, if they have an idea of what your skin color might be, will show you posters with film characters of the same skin color—even if that character had just 3 minutes of screentime.
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  4. jorbjorb


    I need to install some blue lights in my home.
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  5. That’s linked in there too. I cut the extra links in my block quote.
  6. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This was a great read, thanks for posting
  7. Sean Murphy

    you had me at meat tornado Supporter

    1. Advertisers place a single brown pixel on a bright background in a mobile ad. It looks like dust, so users try to wipe it off. That registers as a click, and the user is taken to the homepage. [Lauren Johnson]
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  8. elemenohpe

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    Almost 20 years ago, Japanese railway stations started installing blue LED panels on platforms as a suicide prevention measure, believing that blue light improves mood. A ten-year study found an 84% decline in suicide attempts at stations where lights were installed, with no decline at stations without lights.

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