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Facebook Attempts To Make Notes Less Bleak

Facebook Notes are bleak. The blogging alternative that Mark Zuckerberg always insisted was not for blogging is a great way to read long blog-like posts from people that you used to know. And now, thanks to a facelift, Notes look less like status updates and more like, well, blog posts.

The Washington Post Is Putting Every Single One Of Its Articles On Facebook

If you stopped reading The Washington Post when the newspaper declared war on your AdBlock earlier this month, Bezos and Zuckerberg might have just found a way to draw you back into the fold: Today, the Post announced that it will begin publishing 100% of its stories as Facebook Instant Articles.

National Geographic Is Now Owned By A Climate Denier

News broke yesterday afternoon that Australian media mogul and climate change denier Rupert Murdoch has purchased a majority stake in National Geographic, a magazine and scientific organisation that has been staunchly non-profit since its first issue in 1888.

Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to send money through Bitcoin.

Pornhub Wants Us To Pay For Porn Now?

Finding porn on the internet is not hard. Literally type “porn” into the search engine of your choice and bada bing, bada boobs — you’ll get yourself some T&A&whatever other genitalia your freaky heart desires. Which is why Pornhub’s latest service — paid porn — is a bold move.

Apple Will Pay $US450 Million For Conspiring To Fix Ebook Pricing 

Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust”.

Twitter's Secret Project Lightning Sounds A Bit Like Snapchat

Twitter has a secret. The microblogging service will soon release a “major new feature” called Project Lightning that will bring human-curated content based on live events to one user-friendly place. BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan recently got a sneak peek, and you know what? Project Lightning is kinda like Snapchat.

Facebook Now Puts Full Articles From Big Publishers In Your News Feed

Facebook has just launched a new service called Instant Articles, which allows media organisations to create interactive pieces hosted on Facebook’s servers and embedded in your news feed.

The Dress And #Ferguson Are The Two Sides Of Social Media Explosions

To understand the mass hysteria around The Dress last week, you can’t compare it to other memes. You have to compare it to political events like #Ferguson, which are its diametrical opposite. Except in one way.

WNYC Explains Why It Deleted A Controversial Podcast On Women In Tech

Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticised Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online, complete with a painfully tense interview between host Meredith Haggerty and Wadhwa.

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