Peter Kafka

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How to Get a Million Facebook Likes and a Free Puppy

twogirlsandapuppyStep 1: Tell people on Facebook that your parents will get you a puppy if you get a million likes.
Step 2: Wait 7 hours.

Easy! For bonus points, you can go on Good Morning America and the like to talk about what happened.

P.S. It’s not a requirement. But if your dad is an academic with a professional interest in viral media, it doesn’t hurt. The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen explains.

 


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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