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Facebook Ad Guy Deja Vu

Since I will be posting a piece later today about Yahoo’s new ad guy, here is a link–for those who did not see it–about my recent visit to Facebook, including a long interview with Mike Murphy, Facebook’s ad guy. The video is also posted below again.

Murphy, in fact, came from Yahoo, where he was a longtime and high-ranking sales exec. He hopes to jump-start the Facebook business and prove that social networking can be just as lucrative an advertising market as it has been and continues to be–despite the recent spate of difficulties–for Yahoo.

Here’s the video of Murphy talking about it:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald