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Best of the Blogs, Media: YouTube Rolls Out Plan to Discourage Negative Commenters


Plus, electricity companies are embracing social media in an attempt to conserve energy.

This column highlights the most interesting and useful financial commentary on media from around the Web every week.

Link: YouTube Fights Horrible Commenters by Naming Names
"When you comment on, or upload a video, YouTube (GOOG) will now urge you to 'start using your full name on YouTube,' and ask if the video-sharing site can begin displaying the identity you've associated with your Google+ account (assuming you use Google's social network). If you decline, Google makes you select a valid reason, like 'My channel name is well-known,' as BetaBeat noticed this morning. (Google didn't mention that wrinkle when it announced it would be rolling out this option.)"

The New York Times: Bits
Link: Daily Report: Utilities Companies Take to Social Media
"The nation's electric utilities are taking to Facebook (FB) and Twitter, urging customers to conserve energy in the hopes of avoiding blackouts and other strains on the system, reports Diane Cardwell in Tuesday's New York Times (NYT). It's part of a broader push by the companies to use social media, competitive games and Big Brotherish data analysis to persuade customers to conserve."

The New York Times: Media Decoder
Link: NBC Is Proud as a You-Know-What About Its Sitcoms
"What hath "I ♥ NY" wrought? The number of advertisers who borrow from the famous symbol-centric slogan for New York tourism is legion. Now they are being joined by NBC (GE), in an effort to promote its coming slate of situation comedies.

"Beginning on Tuesday, NBC, part of the NBCUniversal division of Comcast (CMCSA), will use the familiar peacock logo in a theme intended to woo viewers to watch the sitcoms on the network during the 2012-13 season."

Link: News Corp Mobile 'Hack' Charges -- Analysing the Law
"With peripheral inquiries ongoing in to alleged conspiracy and media ethics, Tuesday's announcement that Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others will be charged for 'phone hacking' shows the News Of The World furore will soon finally focus on the original criminal allegations."

CNN: The Marquee Blog
Link: 'Despicable Me' Minions to Get Film Spinoff

"Those pesky little yellow minions you fell for in the kiddie blockbuster "Despicable Me" are about to get their very own feature film.

"Deadline reports that the tiny scene-stealers - who didn't really speak during the first cartoon hit– will be developed into leading figures for "The Minions," courtesy of Universal Pictures. (They'll be given their own quirky language, we assume?)"
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