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How to Waste Even More Time on YouTube

You really don’t need a guide to time-wasting on YouTube. That’s sort of the point of Google’s ( GOOG) could-be-profitable video site, right?

But still. There are more-efficient ways to go about it.

Like this excellent flowchart from Karen Kavett, a junior at the Rhode Island School of Design. Pretty self-explanatory, though worth noting that Kavett is, by her own admission, really into Harry Potter and “wizard rock.” (Click image to enlarge, or head here for a slightly larger version.)

Pretty great. How else would I have learned about the joys of FlippyCat?

(Hat tip: DVICE)


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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