Peter Kafka

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The Fail Owl-Bear and the Down Clown: Twitter's Ev Williams and Biz Stone Answer (Some of) Your Questions

A nice Thursday afternoon treat from the folks at Jimmy Fallon: Backstage footage of the Twitter dudes responding to viewer questions after their appearance on the NBC show last week.

It’s short, and it’s good stuff. Ev Williams and Biz Stone come off as funny, likable and confident. Like the kind of guys that could run a cool company or something.


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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