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Video: The History Of The PG-13 Rating And Why The MPAA Sucks

The Dissolve put together this neat animation that briefly looks at the history of the PG-13 rating, a rating that was invented after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins was released. And in discussion of the rating, it reveals how backwards the MPAA can be when it comes to violence vs sex, love and nudity.


Uber Passenger Ratings Should Be Public

Uber lets its drivers rate their passengers, and its passengers rate their drivers. These scores should be public.


Grand Theft Auto Officially Rated R18+ In Australia

Grand Theft Auto V won’t be banned in Australia! Oh joyous day!


Nielsen Is Finally Including Online Viewers In Its TV Ratings

Nielsen, the company that determines whether or not your beloved television shows even matter, has been perching dangerously on the verge of irrelevancy for years — but all that’s about to change. After sitting idly by as internet viewership skyrocketed, Nielsen has finally decided to start taking note of the unhealthy amounts of time we spend curled up under the loving glow of a laptop screen.


Apple Highlights App Age Ratings To Clear Up Just How Ruined Your Kids Will Be

Not sure if an app is appropriate for your kid to use? Now you’ll know for certain, because Apple has added age ratings to descriptions to the iTunes App Store.


Every Aussie Social TV App To Enhance Your Viewing Pleasure

TV ratings season is about to be upon us and Australia’s TV networks are rolling out the big guns when it comes to programming. This year it’s all a little different, however, because every network has some form of second screen app, social app or catch-up app to get you closer to the action.


Will Twitter Integration Make Nielsen Ratings More Or Less Relevant?

Today Twitter and Nielsen teamed up for a exclusive multi-year agreement to create something called the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating”. The specifics are vague, but in short, Nielsen cares about Twitter now, and that’s going to play into their ratings somehow.


How Much Should You Trust App Store Ratings?

App store ratings are meant to tell you if an application is any good at the blink of an eye, but all too often they’re gamed for a higher — or sometimes lower — score. How much should we trust them?


Why You Really Shouldn't Trust App Store Ratings

Four stars? That app must be something special! Until you remember that those ratings are just a simple average, that people, by and large, don’t know what they’re talking about, and then the tornado hits. [xkcd]


Why Ratings Will Ruin Wikipedia

Did you know you can rate pages on Wikipedia now? It’s new. And it’s meant to get you involved, with the ultimate goal of increasing the site’s accuracy, diversity and completeness. It won’t work.


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