Mike Isaac

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Please Welcome the SpamBots Back to Twitter

A number of Twitter users were complaining today about a serious overload of spammy Twitter messages, a problem Twitter has regularly dealt with in its seven-year history but over the past year had seemed to curb. Apropos of nothing, users complained of receiving @mentions with links to diet-program websites. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.


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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