Liz Gannes

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Crowdbooster Tells You When Is Best to Tweet, and More

Crowdbooster, a Twitter analytics dashboard that shows users things like when their tweets are most effective, becomes available to the public today. Used by the social media teams of Lil Wayne and JetBlue, the angel-funded service informed me yesterday that my Twitter follower with the highest Klout score is Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen follows me (and 48,000 other people … shh)? Cool!


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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