1.) You’ll start seeing changes to your Twitter feed as the Federal Trade Commission has revealed new guidelines for social media advertising. Ads on Twitter will now adhere to the same essential rules as traditional advertising. For instance, ads must make clear the fact that they are indeed ads, so if a celebrity is being paid to hawk a product through his or her Twitter feed, she must announce it. One way to do that, the FTC suggests: Pop in "ad:" at the beginning of the post. Other changes include weight-loss product ads having to reveal their products' average effectiveness.
2.) The Green, White and Orange will be flying above a northeast Florida Irish pub this St. Patrick’s Day. On February 20, Culhane's Irish Pub was told it had 24 hours to "cease display of flags other than the American flag." The rule was the result of a confusingly-worded 1990s law meant to improve the looks of a commercial area in the city of Atlantic Beach, Florida. The measure stated that no flags were allowed, with the exception of the US flag. However, commissioners have voted unanimously to stop enforcing the flag rule until an edited version—which could allow national flags to fly freely—gets approval.
3.) A Wisconsin Gouda won top honors last night at the 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, edging out entries from Vermont and Illinois. More than 1,700 cheeses were entered, including pepper-flavored, smoked and sheep cheeses. This year, more than 30,000 pounds of cheese were entered in the contest. There were a record number of entries in the biennial event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The home state captured the most gold medals, with 47 of the 81 categories judged.