Peter Kafka

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BuzzFeed Adds Videogame Writer Joseph Bernstein

Another hire, another chance for BuzzFeed to demonstrate that its ambitions go much further than shareable photos of dogs: The startup has hired Joseph Bernstein, who has been covering videogames and gaming culture for Kill Screen, a website and quarterly magazine. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed announced a $19 million funding round.


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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