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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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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