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Twitter Adds Mobile Push Notification Recommendations Service

Twitter on Tuesday announced it would add a service to its mobile apps that will suggest new users to follow or tweets to view based on increased activity in your network. For example, if many of the people you follow start following a new user like, say, Madeleine Albright, the new service would send a push notification to your phone to suggest that you, too, should follow her on Twitter. The service was born out of Twitter’s experimentation with its employee-run @MagicRecs account.


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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