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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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