Liz Gannes

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Facebook Timeline Finally Starts to Roll Out — in New Zealand

Earlier this week we chided Facebook for delaying its new Timeline feature, which the company said was only a few weeks from launch when the glossy new design debuted with much fanfare in September. Today, Facebook said it is finally making Timeline available to a broader audience — in New Zealand, a country with a total population of just 4.4 million and something like two million Facebook users (but lots of scenic places to take pretty cover photos!). Other people are to get access to Timeline “in the near future,” Facebook said.


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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