Peter Kafka

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Another Love Note From Facebook to Media Sites: A New Sign-Up Tool

More outreach from Facebook to media companies: A new registration tool, which is supposed to make it even easier for Web site visitors to sign on to the site using their Facebook account. Facebook says that once it’s installed, the tool will “surface[s] activity from friends and incentivizes the person to stay on the site longer, share more content, and come back more often.” And of course, share more information with Facebook.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work