Liz Gannes

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Gtrot Gives Instant Social Travel Advice

When you travel to a new city, oftentimes your friends have already been there. And if they haven’t, surely other people who use Facebook and Foursquare have. Gtrot today relaunches its social travel recommendations site to bring in relevant check-ins, reviews, local deals and event schedules — so when you’re traveling somewhere and wonder “What should I do?” you can get instant, personalized answers.

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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