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Facebook Acquires Social Influence Measurement Start-Up Threadsy

Facebook announced on Friday that it has acquired Threadsy, the start-up behind social influence measurement tool Swaylo. It’s an all-out acquisition, meaning both the Threadsy team and the technology will head to Facebook, and the service will soon shut down to users (though the pro version will still be available). The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Facebook had no comment on the acquisition.


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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