Liz Gannes

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Next Stop on Obama’s Social Network Town Hall Tour: LinkedIn

President Barack Obama is an equal-opportunity stumper, and after participating in town hall Q&A sessions with Facebook and Twitter users, on Monday he will head to the Mountain View, Calif., headquarters of the recently IPOed professional network LinkedIn. This is a particularly topical visit, given Obama wants to talk about job creation.


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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