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Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

A new Vanity Fair article called “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” doesn’t exactly heap praise on the dating app for its role in the modern relationship. And when someone at Tinder read it, they jumped on Twitter. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a corporate tweetstorm: Hey @nancyjosales — that survey is incorrect. If you're interested in having …

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YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is looking to bolster its position with “new initiatives to support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news video.” YouTube is …

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Gigaom Is Coming Back Under New Ownership

In March, the tech news industry was shocked by the news that one of its most prominent blogs, Gigaom, was shutting down after revealing it was unable to pay its creditors. On Tuesday, it was announced that the site will be back. It just won’t be the Gigaom that you knew. In other words, the domain will be there, along …

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Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days and an an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental …

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Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature used to point users to stories indexed in Google News. It still does that, but last fall, Google started showing …

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Chelsea Manning Will Receive Hormone Therapy Following Suit

Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, is finally getting the hormone treatments she’s been demanding for months. In September of last year Manning sued the US Department of Defense, claiming she had been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder. “She brings this action to compel defendants to treat her serious …

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Chelsea Manning to Write Columns for The Guardian

Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning who was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison, has joined The Guardian US as a contributor. The Guardian US’ editor-in-chief says that Manning will write on “war, gender, and freedom of information”. According to Politico, Manning will not be compensated. Delighted to announce: Chelsea Manning joins @GuardianUS as a …

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Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile)

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the web and Android for now with iOS support and additional countries coming “soon,” which in Facebook time could be a …

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Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google

The “right to be forgotten” mess continues to get even messier. At least one newspaper is actually removing articles that have been removed from Google because of the law, from its own site, while also writing articles about removing such articles. So here’s an example of not only why the law is inherently flawed, but also of how much time …

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Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles

Over the weekend, some observers noticed that the Washington Post, which was purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year, was featuring Amazon “Buy it Now” buttons/affiliate links in certain articles. Paul Carr at PandoDaily points to an article called “What Divisive ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ cover says about books and readers.” The article is about the cover art …

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BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The publisher says its editorial team will grow and become three separate divisions: BuzzFeed News, BuzzFeed Buzz, …

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6 Ways The Onion’s Clickbait Parody Site Is Everything – What You Read Here May Change Your Life

Today, The Onion launched Clickhole, its self-described “latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet.” And here’s why it’s absolutely everything. 1. It’s literally impossible to tell the difference between a Clickhole article and a BuzzFeed article: I mean literally, amirite? 2. It’s literally impossible to tell the difference between …

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