Liz Gannes

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The Last Place in America That’s Not Politically Polarized: Wikipedia

Though in the lead-up to today’s election news organizations somehow kept unearthing supposedly undecided voters to interview, today’s American political discussion is in fact ridiculously polarized and unfriendly — on TV, on blogs, on Twitter, on Facebook and IRL. But Wikipedia editors, it turns out, can get past their differences and have reasonable discussions across party lines about controversial political topics. That is, according to a study by researchers from USC and the Barcelona Media Foundation, found via the Wikimedia blog.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus