Peter Kafka

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Facebook Rolling Out Commenting System for Big Media Sites

Facebook’s courtship of big media continues: CNET’s Caroline McCarthy reports that the social network is rolling out a commenting system, akin to services like Disqus, that it wants to launch with the help of big publishers. That makes sense, because Facebook has been headed in that direction. Go to Time Warner’s People.com, and you’ll see that Facebook already manages that site’s comments, a move it made last year. Easy to see Facebook and publishers working together on something even more robust.


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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