newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — Melody Kramer of National Geographic magazine will be live blogging today's Geography Bee-the last to be hosted by Alex Trebek. Kramer is a Bee veteran-she was once a contestant in the New Jersey c...
theawl.com — Cody Brown, of Scrollkit, made a replica of the ballyhooed New York Times "Snow Fall" story-in about an hour. Naturally, the Times made a copyright complaint: he was, after all, using their images and whatnot! So he removed it. Then they insisted that he "remove any reference to the New York Times" from his website.
soupsoup.net — Matching is an institutional problem deeply rooted within many mainstream newsrooms. To paraphrase myself from this article: Sometimes it's a business strategy: ignore you competition, don't let your readers know they exist, pretend they didn't beat you. Sometimes it's cultural: the journalists come from a print background and didn't grow up with the web like digital natives.
preview.reuters.com — By Barbara Liston and Mark Hosenball MIAMI - An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said. A friend of the dead man told the Orlando Sentinel and Orlando television stations that he was 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in Boston.
valleywag.gawker.com — A staple of the Gilded Age 2.0 startup party, beyond custom stickers and a GIF photo booth, is the novelty cocktail. At last night's "Shin Digg" (get it?) in New York, the chic aggregator was serving gin-based middle fingers to one of its vocal critics.
medium.com — Tumblr founder David Karp signed his note to Tumblr users about the Yahoo acquisition "Fuck yeah, David." To those covering Tumblr from a remove, that may have seemed the brash sign-off of a young founder who will shortly pocket a cool $250 million. They were wrong.
psmag.com — The latest round of research on teenagers and digital privacy is out, this time in the form of a joint study by the Pew Research Center and the Berkman Center for Internet Society. The results of the study are similar to the results of past studies on youth and the Internet: teens are sharing more information about themselves.
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