Birthing pains in the colonization of the social Web
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At this moment, the must-read stories in technology are scattered across hundreds of news sites and blogs. That's far too much for any reader to follow.
Fortunately, Techmeme arranges all of these links into a single, easy-to-scan page. Our goal is to become your tech news site of record.
Story selection is accomplished via computer algorithm extended with direct human editorial input. Our human editors are: Lidija Davis, Mahendra Palsule, Andre Garrigo, David Connell, Jarrod Cugley, and occasionally Omer Horvitz and Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera. Launched in 2005, Techmeme remains independent, bootstrapped, and privately held.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Journalists covering the Olympics plan to use burner phones and laptops as they assume total surveillance by the government intent on controlling China's image
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Docs from Congress' January 6 committee show Sean Hannity texted advice for Trump on January 7, 2021, to then WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, now at Fox
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
BBC News has the biggest news account on Instagram, with 20M followers, which it says regularly drives 700K+ clicks weekly to its website, 5x more than in 2019
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