Facebook's new ad format, digital afterlives and virtual immortality, Colorado florists create pot-themed bouquets

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-“[Brands] don’t want video that’s so noisy; they want a cinemagraph because it has more elegance,” says artist Jamie Beck in an Adweek exploration of Facebook’s latest ad format.

Adweek explores how brands can target ad-weary Millennials.

-In light of Facebook’s new “legacy” feature, NPR explores digital afterlives and virtual immortality.

-With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Forbes breaks down the price of love in an infographic.

Business Insider gives an overview of the habits and attitudes of Gen Z, from work to friends to media.

-“What we’re witnessing is a first-time shift in who controls the American economy, from parents to grandparents,” says a piece by financial services co. Raymond James in The Atlantic.

NPR weighs the science behind the bone broth craze.

Wired looks at how Millennial idealism is changing product development for the better.

-A fashion blogger for T magazine argues that we’re living in a post-trend universe.

The Atlantic explores how some U.S. schools are using tablets and other tech resources to allow students to work from home.

Adweek explores “how Apple became China’s most coveted luxury brand.”

-In a collaboration with POPSUGAR, Adweek offers a list of ways brands can engage Millennial women (think: happy).

-As part of its Invisibilia series, NPR explores how tech is changing relationships.

-“College freshmen are sad, lonely homebodies now,” per a recent UCLA survey.

-Lifestyle brands are upping their tech game by acquiring fitness tech startups, per Quartz.

-As Greece faces austerity measures, there’s been an uptick in fake nurses gaming the health care system, per The New York Times.

-77% of young moms respond to digital ads with pics of babies, and other findings from a recent study on mobile advertising, per Adweek.

-In line with our De-Teching trend, NPR considers various efforts to put down the phone and stay focused.

Singularity Hub looks at the future of crime.

USA Today reports on a crop of Colorado florists creating pot-themed bouquets this Valentine’s Day.

The Washington Times explores the rise of meditation and mindful living on college campuses.

Time explores how TV comedy is moving toward small-cast, small-batch series with characters’ idiosyncrasies taking center stage.

The Christian Science Monitor ponders the rise of the frickle.

-“Reliability is the X-factor in the era of mobile,” says VentureBeat, noting today’s fragmented devices and operating systems.

The Guardian offers a look at the history and future of mobile apps.

The Atlantic defends fashion magazines as “a powerful voice for our times.”

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