Peter Kafka

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You People Were Totally Twittering During the Super Bowl

More fuel for Twitter’s “we work really, really well with big TV events” pitch: News that the service set a new frequency record during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Twitter says users generated a peak of 4,064 tweets per second at the end of the game, eclipsing the old high for televised sports set during last year’s World Cup. But that’s not Twitter’s all-time record, which was set, oddly, in Japan last year on New Year’s Eve.


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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