Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Will Ferrell Is Worth Five Million Twits

It took five years, but the Funny Or Die comedy site finally reached five million Twitter followers. And, naturally, it’s marking the occasion with a video by its co-founder and frequent star, Will Ferrell.

In it, he makes fun of the site’s tweets and also fires an intern — pretty much par for the course. Along with the fandom on Twitter, Funny Or Die has two million Facebook “Likes” and 370,000 Tumblr followers.

Here’s the Ferrell video:


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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