20 Most Viral Ads of 2015, Facebook Wants To Help You Post Breakup

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1. Ford Is Using Instagram Perfectly for These ‘Don’t Like and Drive’ Posts: The posts—the most recent one went up on Ford’s global Instagram page last weekend—show photos taken from a driver’s point of view, with the familiar Instagram heart covering up vulnerable pedestrians on the street. “Go further responsibly. Please don’t like and drive.”

2. Yahoo Mail is blocking ad-block users from accessing their email: Yahoo Mail is purportedly locking out people who use ad-blockers. According to a post on Adblock Plus’ message boards, a Yahoo user noticed the issue on Google Chrome when trying to access email this morning, posting this screenshot.

3. The 20 Most Viral Ads of 2015: With just six weeks left in 2015, the most shared ad of the year contains nothing but found footage, according to new data from Unruly—hilarious and adorable found footage, but found footage nonetheless.

4. How Target is putting mobile front and center this holiday season: The holiday shopping season is upon us — according to National Retail Federation data, 57 percent of consumers have started making purchases — and Target is among the retailers figuring out how to optimize the time consumers spend looking at their phones as they shop.

5. Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”: Quora is bringing an air of civility to the crowdsourced question hour with the launch of “Writing Sessions”. They’ll give Quora a sense of urgency and a new way to prompt questions without sacrificing the startup’s refined, intellectual feel. They might also draw the fan bases of celebrities to a service that’s notoriously secretive about how many active users it has.

6. YouTube takes step toward protecting creators from copyright claims: YouTube is stepping in to protect fair use by some of its creators, pledging financial and legal resources to help them combat unwarranted copyright claims and takedown notices.

7. PewDiePie’s horror is real in new YouTube Red series: Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, teased fans Thursday with a first-look clip at Scare PewDiePie, the new YouTube Red series from the Swedish video game commentator. The prank/suspense adventure show that follows Kjellberg through terrifying real-life situations inspired by his favorite video games will launch exclusively on YouTube Red in 2016.

8. Facebook experiment will let you ‘take a break’ from your ex: Facebook is piloting a set of features on mobile that will allow you to limit the amount of content that is shown to your exes and vice versa, it announced in a blog post Thursday. The feature would allow you to see less of your former partners, without the need to block or unfriend them.