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La Pulla is run out of El Espectador, Colombia’s oldest newspaper. But to remain independent, the team fundraises for its own salaries, equipment, and expenses.
“I think we need to be way more humble. As I often say, technology has value but it doesn’t have values. It’s what we do with it. There’s a lot of bullshit in the Valley.”
Transparency, even in its candor, is a performance, leaving as much unseen as seen.
Plus: YouTube’s sad reliance on Wikipedia, a problem with Pinterest, and how countries around the world are fighting misinformation.
“The kinds of things that I often see could literally be stopped by one person. I mean: 4chan trending on Google during the Las Vegas shooting? How that even happened, I have no idea, but I do know that one person could have stopped that.”
Plus: The Brits come to the U.S. to grill tech execs, and spammers come to Instant Articles.
Metaphors don’t just highlight a comparison — they also downplay the aspects they don’t capture. And “platform” papers over some of the big questions social media raises.
“The central fear, as Eli Pariser has put it, is that ‘news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know.’ This, at least, is the theory.”
As “second screen” offerings from TV networks mushroom, online outlets are jostling for attention with live shows of their own.
Plus: a new model for audio native advertising (sponsor-produced episodes in an otherwise editorial show), ESPN goes cross-platform, and The New York Times enters the competitive politics podcast space.