Liz Gannes

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Sites That Help Their Users Tweet Are More Likely to Get Tweeted

Web pages that include Twitter share buttons and links are seven times more likely to be mentioned in tweets, according to a new study by SEO firm BrightEdge. Yet 57.5 percent of the top 10,000 Web sites do not include Twitter buttons, BrightEdge found. Granted, Web sites that have highly shareable content, like publications, probably are more likely to have figured out this whole tweet button thing than those that don’t.


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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