Liz Gannes

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Facebook Scores Obama Town Hall

President Barack Obama, who launched his re-election campaign yesterday, will make a public appearance April 20 at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., that will be streamed online. He’ll answer town hall-style questions posed by Facebook users and asked by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. Obama has done similar sessions with YouTube for the last couple years–but he made them come to the White House.


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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