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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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