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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is deputy editor of the Lab. She was previously the managing editor of Gigaom, where she also wrote about digital book publishing. She first became interested in paywalls and other Labby issues as a staff writer at paidContent.
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A consumer product is on the roadmap, but for now, Factal is aimed at businesses and will cost several thousand dollars a month.
“Sometimes a story was literally just a YouTube video that they were linking to.”
Ultimately, what it probably comes down to is These platforms are terrible, are they ultimately enough of a net positive for me individually that I stay on them?
In user research, The New York Times found that “following” topics and specific journalists was a top request. So it built “Your Feed.”
Plus: Infowars’ Alex Jones is suspended from Facebook, eyes on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, and anti-vaccine Facebook groups.
“Our pitch is: Journalists, this isn’t a one-off phenomenon. It’s an ongoing, living record of our communities.”