Peter Kafka

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Pro Tip: How To Stop SXSW Twitter Overload In Its Tracks

There’s a lot of cool stuff happening in Austin at the South by Southwest conference this week, and All Things Digital will have three (3!) people on the ground to tell you about it. On the other hand, there’s going to be lots of stuff coming out there that isn’t so cool or interesting, and you may find breathless reports of such clogging your Twitter feed. One binary solution: TweetDeck’s filter function, which allows you to block any Tweet with “SXSW” (or any other term you want) from your feed. Not an endorsement! Just an option.


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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