Liz Gannes

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1000memories’ Nuts-and-Bolts Way to Bring the Past Online: Scanning Old Photos

While Facebook’s new Timeline aims to help users tell their personal stories from birth to the present, it’s somewhat hollow, because many users don’t have much in the way of online updates or photos from before they joined Facebook. Now start-up 1000memories has built a simple iPhone scanner app called ShoeBox to digitize old printed photos. Photos can be shared with family and friends on 1000memories and exported to Facebook.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald