Monday media madness and more

Jan 05, 2015

As with many Mondays, we begin with David Carr's latest thoughts on selfies on a stick, and the social-content challenge for the media, in which he invokes the term “Narcissistick” (2,500+ shares). "The ephemera that binds us: @carr2 has a lovely meditation on tech and the upside of shared narcissism," praises colleague John Schwartz. On the other hand: "I consider it progress that news is now curated by the people instead of large companies. @carr2n seems to disagree," reflects Chris Dixon.

Meanwhile, Steve Buttry takes Dean Baquet to task over NY Times’ use of unnamed sources. NYT's Margaret Sullivan responds, "Hard to imagine @deanbaquet's Twitter storm against unnecessary anon sources -- but helluvan idea from @stevebuttry."

Next up, we present to you awkward rich white guys celebratingComplex Sports begs to know, "Is that the Kool-Aid guy celebrating with Jerry Jones?" Mashable's Jim Roberts admits, "Can't watch; can't stop watching."

And speaking of Chris Christie, his brother unloaded on Facebook after people mocked/criticized the whole hugging episode. "Romney redux. Todd Christie: 'All of you wld sit w/ the owner of your favorite team in a heartbeat.' Owner, not fans," points out The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.

And while all this is going on, journalists are snickering over the best thread on the Internet, a.k.a., two guys arguing about how many days are in a week.

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