Headline June 21, 2018/ ''' *BORED -STUDENTS- LOYAL* '''


THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY advertising revenue : zero. Bored Panda projected advertising revenue for the year : $20-30 million.

Sob, Sob, Sob.........shhh...................

MARK MY VERY WORDS : mark my words!..... Over the coming years, say 5, The World  Students Society will outshine every single social network in the world.

''Ladies and Gentlemen'' : place your bets!*............ And the World Students Society comes in peace.With malice towards none and with charity towards you all.

The great heroic students of the entire world. ''Can see value, - short, medium and long term. And they are all loyal to the very core.''' That's the winning formula.

OF ALL THE FACEBOOK SUPERPOWERS, perhaps the most disconcerting is how it can make  online publishers disappear with the push of a button.

Think I'm exaggerating? Just look at what happened to websites like Upworthy, Viralnova and Distractify, which amused enormous Facebook followings and then -

Faded from view after the site's algorithms started to weed out pages that publish hyperbolic headlines and low-value fluff. Other publishers that depend on Facebook for a large portion of heir traffic - which is to say, most of them - fear they could be next under the guillotine.

But there is also a remarkable story about longevity in the Facebook publishing world. It comes, improbably from Vilnius, Lithuania, where a small but mighty digital publisher is successfully navigating changing tides of Facebook algorithms.

It's story illustrates the quality needed to survive in today's Facebook-dominated digital media world : agility, lean operations, a clearly defined brand and fair bit of luck.

The company, Bored Panda, might not be familiar to you. But if you have a Facebook account and a pulse, you've probably seen its handiwork. Maybe it was ''10+ Before-And-After Pics That Prove Men look Better With Beards,'' or ''41 Times Uber Drivers Surprised their Clients.''

Or perhaps watched ''Shhh, Don't Wake Them,'' a 49 second video montage of dogs, cats and hamsters sleeping peacefully.

Lightweight and inoffensive posts like these have have made Bored Panda one of the biggest attractions on Facebook.

It's pages received more than 30 million likes, shares, comments and reactions last month, far more than companies like Buzzfeed, CNN and The New York Times, according to NewsWhip, which compiles data on social media publishers.

Its website had 116 million visitors last month, according to its internal analytica.

The company has done all this without raising outside funding, unlike digital powerhouses such as  Buzzfeed and Vice, which have collected hundreds of millions of  dollars. It also has only 41 employees, and the low operating costs, along with its enormous popularity, have made for good business.

Thomas Banisauskas, Bored Pand's founder told me he expects to be profitable this year with $20 million to $30 million in revenue, mostly from the advertisements that appear on its website.

Roughly 90 percent of its web traffic comes from Facebook, making the social network by far the biggest factor in Bored Panda's success.

''They're really a helpful company for us,'' Mr. Banisauska, 31, said of Facebook.

Bored Panda began as a side project in 2009, while Mr. Banisaiskas, then a freelance videographer, was studying business administration at Vilnius University. He was inspired by feats of  internet creativity like the Million Dollar Homepage, in which a entrepreneur auctioned off a million pixels on website for a $1 each.

And he came up with the idea for a website that would, as he puts it, ''fight boredom with art and good news stories.''

On the content side, Bored Panda's strategy followed a very familiar playbook. It collected user-generated content from Reddit, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms and repackaged it with tempting headlines.

But by focusing on art, photography and other creative pursuits, and by studiously sticking to the kind of apolitical content that few people object to, Bored Panda has steadily built a feel-good, escapist empire.

The Honor and Serving of the this latest Global Operational Research on Networks and the Internet and Publishing continues. !WOW! thanks author and researcher  Kevin Roose.

With respectful dedication to  these student heroes : Merium, Rabo, Haleema, Saima, Sarah, Zainab, Dee, Seher, Aqsa, Emaan, Lakshmi/India,  Armeen, Anne, Paras, Sorat, Dantini, Zilli, Juniper, Shahbano, Nina, Tooba, and the entire world, and-

Hussain, Shahzaib, Vishnu/India,  Haider, Salar, Bilal, Jordan, Zaeem, Shahrayar, Faraz, Umer, Ehsan, Ali, Awais Khattak,  Danyial, Hazeem, Reza, Ghazi, and Little Angels, Maynah, Maria, Harem, Ibrahim, Hannyia, and Merium, and the world.

See Ya all ''register'' on : wssciw.blogspot.com The World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Bugles & Barnes '''

Good Night and God Bless

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