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Remember that app Peeple? You know, the "Yelp for People?" It launched this week under the guise of a more sugar-coated definition of rating your friend. But guess what: It still sucks.
Deadpool has been a huge success, but honestly, the most fascinating thing about it is how it's changed the conversation about superhero movie ratings. Case in point? Suicide Squad producer Charles Roven has had to defend the fact that his movie is targeting a PG-13 rating.
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.
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.
It happens to all of us: your new favourite show is doomed from the start, all because of bad Nielsen ratings. But why do we listen to these Nielsen people, anyway? Splitsider explains who they are, and why they're wrong.
Earlier today, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed off stickers that would give car buyers in the US standardised info on a particular model's fuel economy and environmental impact. Gadgets should have standardised ratings, too.