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The site known for social media and tech coverage has hired nearly 30 more editorial staffers since October and, like BuzzFeed before it, is expanding into more general interest news.
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MIT’s Comparative Media Studies graduate theses critique how hacking is portrayed in the media, whether new media demands new criticism, and how a YouTube policy influenced the writing of comedy and drama.
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“One of the things that happens to come with this notion of social discovery is just information overload. Twitter is a great social product, but it’s also a product that will give you 50 articles to read every hour.” Justin Ellis
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The new startup from the creators of Blogger and Twitter says it’s “rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.” It’s also raising some fundamental questions about how content on the web is structured.
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Plus: The fallout from WikiLeaks’ hoax, the rise and fall of Jonah Lehrer, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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Plus: Quote approval practices exposed, The New York Times’ new public editor, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news and talk.
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