May 7, 2023, 3:11 AM

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Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
Documents: Google plans to make search more “visual, snackable, personal, and human”, adding more short videos, more social media posts, and AI conversations  —  Changes aim to respond to queries that can't be easily answered by traditional ‘10 blue links’ web results
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Bluesky says the social network can't “accommodate heads of state”, seeking to control its growth during its beta; Bluesky has ~60K users and 1.2M on a waitlist  —  Bluesky, the buzzy social media platform that's emerging as a Twitter competitor, said on Friday that it will not allow …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
AI text generators are quietly authoring more of the internet; more AI-generated books and personalized articles mean fewer clients buying human-written content  —  From recipes to product reviews to how-to books, artificial intelligence text generators are quietly authoring more and more of the internet.
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk has latched onto “unregretted user-minutes”, an undefined metric for measuring Twitter's success, after taking issue with mDAUs during the takeover  —  Six months into running the social-media company, the billionaire is talking about his own metric of success
Patrick Kulp / Emerging Tech Brew:
Q&A with Marissa Mayer on her startup Sunshine that makes an AI-based contacts organizer, what she could have done differently at Yahoo, AI's future, and more  —  The former Yahoo chief says she wishes she had acquired Hulu instead of Tumblr.  —  After a decades-long career …
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
A journalist recounts discovering that ByteDance surveilled her in 2022 after reporting on TikTok's staff troubles in London and wonders why she was targeted  —  The FT's Cristina Criddle on discovering she'd been surveilled by the controversial social media company
Tom Phillips /
The International Olympic Committee adds Fortnite to its Olympic Esports Series competition, which will also feature Just Dance and Gran Turismo  —  Five years after the IOC criticised shooters.  —  News by Tom Phillips Editor-in-chief  —  Fortnite has been named as a late addition …

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