Clickbait clogs newsfeeds. What Facebook did next was PRICELESS!

You’ve seen them. You’ve probably clicked on them, which is exactly what they want you to do. And with headlines like “The result was SHOCKING” and “He opened the trunk and saw THIS,” or the notorious “You won’t believe #7!” how could you resist? It’s clickbait, and if you’ve ever been suckered into a slideshow that had you scrolling and …

A Different Kind of Olympic Record: How We Watch the Games

The Summer Olympics are back and Rio has set the stage for over 200 countries. As with previous Olympic events, the world will be watching, but how audiences watch the games could be different than years past. The Olympics date back centuries, but there’s nothing antiquated about how we watch them. TV providers and networks are tapping into the latest …

For the First Time Ever, Audio Tops Video in Music Streaming

2016 is half over and the trend of streaming music continues to rise. BuzzAngle Music, a firm that tracks US music consumption, reports nearly 210 billion streams so far this year. That’s up an impressive 58% to last year, but perhaps what’s more impressive is the growth’s leading contributor. For the first time ever in the US, audio, not video, …