matt yglesias

matt yglesias

When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

www.techdirt.com
The Washington D.C. revolving door that turns policymakers into lobbyists and stocks corporate boardrooms with former lawmakers and advisors has been the accepted norm for so long it takes a supremely audacious act to inspire any sort of outrage. A long piece for the New Republic written by Noam...
When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

Five things you can actually learn from #followateen

gigaom.com
If you want to take a look at Generation Overshare, there’s no better place to do it than #followateen, one of those internet things that’s grown over the past month to take on a life of its own. With #followateen, adults are picking random teenagers to follow on Twitter and...
Five things you can actually learn from #followateen

BUSTED: Hypocritical Peter Thiel Demands You Have A College Education To Work At His New Hedge Fund

www.businessinsider.com
Technology investor and hedge funder Peter Thiel is famous for encouraging kids to not go to college and instead jump feet first into the job market/entrepreneur scene. Butt Matt Yglesias found something funny in a job listing for his new global macro hedge fund. Note the part highlighted in red...
BUSTED: Hypocritical Peter Thiel Demands You Have A College Education To Work At His New Hedge Fund

Where the Web has failed journalism

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Nearly every argument that the Internet has made journalism better leaves out the most important kind of journalism there is. FORTUNE -- Oh, good. Another "news media is better now, because [of the] Internet" apologia, this time by Matt Yglesias, Slate's economics writer. Yglesias, reacting to the dismal findings of...
Where the Web has failed journalism

Pseudonyms Now Available for "Facebook Famous" People

www.readwriteweb.com
Starting today, Facebook will quietly "poke" users who have many subscribers, and ask them to verify their identity with a government-issued photo ID. After doing so, such famous Facebookers can drop in an "alternate name" which will be displayed in parenthesis next to their real name. Verifying accounts can be...
Pseudonyms Now Available for "Facebook Famous" People
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