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Screenshot of Parsley top ten categories for January 7, 2020

More sports content is needed to meet the demand

The content platform Parse.ly offers a new tool that tracks 10 million articles/month with 3 billion page views/month. This tool gives you free stats about what’s popular every day. The tool is: currents.parsely.com The free version is limited, but still interesting. It gives you the top ten categories. They list the supply (number of articles) …

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Take control of your Facebook

How to cut the noise out of Facebook (use a friends list sorted by most recent)

Spend less time on Facebook, and enjoy it more. Tired of all the junk on Facebook? Do you find yourself scrolling and scrolling forever? Only a couple items out of hundreds look interesting? Cut down all the garbage you see on Facebook and take control of your timeline. The method is simple and employs two …

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My Tweetdeck setup on a 3rd screen

My favorite way to set up Tweetdeck as a background stream

I’ve found my favorite way to keep Twitter running in the background at work. Tweetdeck is the tool, with two columns. Yup. Just two columns. If you try to use the normal Twitter stream on the homepage, you’ll have to manually click the “See 35 new Tweets” message. Plus, the homepage of Twitter shows you …

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TV ads customized for you, thanks to the ATSC 3.0 chip in your TV

The Chicago Tribune reports: The same weirdly specific ads you see online that are tailored to your behavior could soon appear on your local television network, thanks to looming policy changes by federal regulators. I’m all for programmatic ads on TV if they allow me to block certain ads. First thing I would block are …

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