Peter Kafka

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NBC’s Vivian Schiller Announces Twitter Job

NBC News executive Vivian Schiller has formally accepted a new job as Twitter’s head of news partnerships. AllThingsD reported two weeks ago that Schiller would take the job, which is supposed to provide Twitter with a liaison to journalists and news organizations. Schiller said she’ll continue to live in Washington, D.C., with her family, and will be commuting frequently to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.


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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