Liz Gannes

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Quora Tones Down New Feature That Shows Who Viewed What Content

In response to user feedback, Quora is removing part of its interesting and controversial new Views feature, which shows which users have looked at a particular page and how they were referred from elsewhere on the service. Now, information about what people have viewed won’t be shown in the main Quora feed — though it will remain on question, answer and post pages.

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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