Mobile Moment for Facebook, Civil War Burial, and More



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  • Facebook was criticized after its Initial Public Offering by not doing more to attract mobile advertising. But that is not the case now. It’s Q4 2013 earnings report showed that the mammoth social network earned 53 percent of its ad revenue from mobile. That comes from 945 million monthly mobile users. And as one who has worked for a prominent digital company (AOL’s Patch), I can vouch for the influence that mobile advertising has in that industry.
  • The Civil War is generally thought of as a North and South matter, but a recent event in California showed the scope of the war. Thanks to family efforts and the power of the Internet, Civil War veteran Edwin Ware was buried in December 2013 at Miramar National Cemetery in the San Diego area. He had been buried in a pauper’s grave in 1924, but his family used the Internet to track down his grave in 2006, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. A court order was necessary to unearth his remains and secure a military burial.
  • Let’s see — recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado. That means that state will have a tax boost, and fewer police resources spent on petty crime. Of course, those people are morally doomed, while people in the other 49 states aren’t, right? (NOT.) 🙂

About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
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