Today in media

In case you missed it, Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower. "Good news for those managing brand accounts," observed Colin George at the BBCBenjamin Popper with The Verge, however, came to a different conclusion: "Finally my fans can spam me directly."

Also, in honor of yesterday's debut by the newly renamed International New York Times, the New York Times (sans the "International") is offering complimentary access to its web site for this whole week.

"Whoa," was the response from IBT's Marcus Baram.

"Go crazy, world," announced NYT's John Branch.

Meanwhile, The New Yorker's Caitlin Kelly laid out her plan to take full advantage of this ephemeral smorgasbord of articles, tweeting "snorts kilos of speed, reads all post-paywall stories."

Lastly, here's exactly seven reasons why Buzzfeed is both the death *and* the savio(u)r of news, thoughtfully enumerated for us by BBC News. (And yes, we just made the "u" in saviour optional to appease both our American and British audience!)

 

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