Peter Kafka

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Twitter Down Again? Yep.

Remember when we thought Twitter’s Fail Whale days were over? Sigh.

A quick public service message: If you want to know whether Twitter is really down or if there’s a problem on your end, it’s probably the former. At least this month. But you can check for yourself over here: http://status.twitter.com/

For the record, here’s the current update (it’s not you):


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald