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Archives: July 2018

The podcast has found opportunity with a donors-only Facebook group. Its second-season subject Curtis Flowers is still in prison, on death row — so “giving somebody a mug for donating doesn’t feel right.”
“It’s going to be a while before we really have an understanding of how we work to combat it beyond the traditional methods that we have used for a few years now.”
No longer will “Prosecutors Say Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Appeared To Have Ties To Russian Intelligence” live on the same website as “I’m Upset That Travis Scott Doesn’t Know Kylie Jenner’s Dogs’ Names (UGH).”
The algorithm that ranks content can make some truly strange decisions. What set of signals is Google News looking for?
Not that they can remember the source five minutes later, anyway.
“It’s like a version of C-SPAN for a younger audience.”
“I’ve always had a soft spot for print design and aesthetics that have a point of view or opinion. But I’ve been working in tech for quite some time and am just tired of this A/B-tested, data-proven, metric-driven design.”
Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing.