Liz Gannes

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WashPost Says Its Facebook App Readers Are Younger — And More Indian

The Washington Post said today that its social news app — which in my opinion gets far too much play at top of my Facebook newsfeed! — has 3.5 million users. That number is in line with public stats, but the paper also disclosed that it’s reaching a new audience through Facebook: 83 percent of the app users are under 35 years old and 20 percent are based in India. The app will now syndicate stories from the Hindustan Times, GigaOM and ProPublica.


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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