SPOTLIGHT: AOL Goes Bing, YouTubers Buying Habits

Microsoft’s Bing solidified its #2 position in US search engine market share by expanding its deal to provide search and ads for all AOL platforms worldwide.
Many organizations discounted Facebook Messenger for a long time, but the app now has 800 million monthly users just 14 months after reaching 500 million. Ad Week takes a look at 2016’s features.
Watching gaming videos is a real thing. That is, people are going online and watching uploaded videos of other people playing video games. It’s so popular that 47% of the audience have children of their own. Take a look at the in-depth study from Google.
Caitlin Dewey of the Washington Post digested a well documented sociology study about how all those “not true” things reach your Facebook feed with people swearing by them. Dewey’s story is here. The peer-reviewed study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is here (PDF).2

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