Peter Kafka

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Twitter Adds Viacom to TV Ad Lineup

Twitter is linking up with Viacom in an ad partnership; the cable giant joins a list of media partners, including ESPN, Fox and Discovery, in Twitter’s TV/video push. Twitter users should see the first set of Viacom video ads in August, during MTV’s Video Music Awards, which has become a hotbed of Twitter activity.


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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