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John Herrman / The Awl:
19 early observations on Facebook's Instant Articles   —  Notes on the Surrender at Menlo Park  —  1. The manner in which Instant Articles are seen within Facebook's News Feed is nearly as important as they way they're hosted.  Yes, they load faster.  But the way they are previewed in the feed …
May 14, 2015, 1:30 AMIn context
John Herrman / The Awl:
For distribution, media companies turn to apps and services, whose ad-driven, mediated businesses mirror broadcast TV   —  The Next Internet Is TV  —  I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around …
Feb 8, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
John Herrman / The Awl:
Facebook's latest post on video growth shows intent to demote publishers to producers, with uncertain benefits   —  Territory Annexed  —  Here is an update from Facebook about what “the shift to video”—that is, the sudden prevalence of auto-playing clips posted directly to the site—means to “creators.”
Jan 8, 2015, 6:05 PMIn context
John Herrman / The Awl:
Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1   —  The Uncanny Language of Medical Instagram  —  A few months ago I came across an old story about an app called Figure 1.  It was billed as “Medicine's Answer to Instagram,” and had apparently just raised a couple million dollars.
Oct 20, 2014, 5:50 AMIn context
Brendan O'Connor / The Awl:
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended   —  The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic.  SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.
Dec 14, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Twitter Verification?  No Thanks   —  A few months back, Mike Hayes, who's a senior reporter at BuzzFeed and who also runs the official BuzzFeed Twitter account, sent around an email to the office.  Twitter, he reported, was going to be verifying the whole staff at once.
May 9, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Clay Shirky / The Awl:
Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken   —  I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as usual in higher ed. In that piece, I compared the people running colleges today …
Feb 9, 2013, 12:30 AMIn context
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Is San Francisco The Brooklyn To Silicon Valley's Unbuilt Manhattan?   —  Like many people who moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s, I did it because San Francisco was cheap.  It didn't have the lowest rents—in the California of three recessions ago, a Silver Lake bungalow or blocks …
Jan 10, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
One Nuclear Bomb Will Ruin Your Whole Startup Bubble   —  There's plenty of blame to go around!  I have been a “quit your job!” evangelist.  I have hustled entrepreneurism in magazines; we even run a quit yer job column right here (and there's a good interview coming later today!).
Mar 8, 2011, 12:35 PMIn context
Nick Douglas / The Awl:
The Rise of Reddit: 4chan and Digg Get the Credit While Reddit Booms   —  Of the three main drivers of internet culture—blogs, social networking sites and forums—most people in the media and in the general Internet-using public only understand two.  Blogs work in a very obvious way: they're like magazines or newspapers, but light.
Sep 24, 2010, 1:40 PMIn context

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