Much ado about media/tech

Feb 05, 2015

"We suck at dealing with abuse," admits Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and it looks like the big blue bird is finally going to do something about that. "Looking forward to the launch of the all-troll social network, if Twitter eliminates harassment as they've promised," muses WSJ's Christopher Mims. The sudden change of heart might have a little something to do with reaching a deal with Google for tweets to show up in search results (4,200 shares). "Good reason to curb abusive trolls," freelance journalist Kate MacArthur connects the dots, while VentureBeat's Chris O'Brien wonders, "Google is paying Twitter for tweets in search results? In that case, shouldn't Google pay everyone?"

Elsewhere in tech: In even bigger news, for Wired, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says this is how we will ensure net neutrality (41,000+ shares). Simultaneously, Apple reportedly is in talks with TV programmers about a web TV service. And here's why Google Glass broke.

Columbia Journalism Review invites you to meet the journalism prodigy shaking up Missouri political reporting (900+ shares). "Today I learned that prolific Missouri politics reporter @eyokley is only 22," realizes Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly. Meanwhile in another offering, CJR poses this question: Is hiring journalists such a good idea for Instagram? (175 shares)

If you'd like to feel even more guilty about participating in the on-demand economy, read Mat Honan's BuzzFeed post on how everything matters when everyone is connected. Or you could choose happiness and watch Jimmy Fallon go to Bayside High with the "Saved By The Bell" cast instead (33,000+ shares). Try not to fixate on how little they've aged.

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