Liz Gannes

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Digg: We Heard You Guys Might Be Looking for a New RSS Reader?

Though starting projects that other people discontinue for lack of usage might be more than a bad omen, Digg today said it planned to accelerate plans to build a modern RSS reader in the wake of Google Reader’s planned death. This is the Digg that was bought by Betaworks and is now led by Andrew McLaughlin (formerly of Google, Tumblr and the White House). Other Google Reader alternatives will include Feedly and Reeder.


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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