And more! Ftalphaville is worth a follow.
Esquire wants to remind you. Other bits in the news I care about…
All Things Digital talks about how Kevin Rose worked for Google+ for all of two months - He now works for Google Ventures. Printing money over there.
Let’s talk about the culture of distraction. But first, here’s a slideshow of 25 cute animals with baseball caps.
When it comes to the web, we not only understand the consumer side of the Internet we understand the producer/supplier side as well. And like any producer or supplier we want to be compensated. The reason the Digerati are so fixated on “what the consumer wants” is simply because most of them have only experienced the web as consumers.
“The consumer wants music to be free” they shout as they pound their tiny fists on their Skovby tables.
The consumer also wants cars to be free. And beer. Especially beer. But any market involves a buyer and a seller. A consumer and a producer. If GM can’t afford to give away their product for free it ain’t gonna happen. No matter what the consumer wants.” —David Lowery
College Media Matters on why students shouldn’t follow the Joe Weisenthal method of reporting (in short: it’s insane and he’s often wrong)
On the media on the future of TV (audio)
Good lord … this administration thinks that due process is the process by which it decides to kill you.
When you vote for Obama, this is what you’re voting for.
Let me be clear: Killing someone is worse than water-boarding someone. So if you cared about the first, you better care about the second.(via jeffmiller)
I’ve been meaning to throw this at tooseriousman, but whatever, here are some things you should probably know about. IMPORTANT THANGS. I’ll try to beam some new articles over to the other tumblr as I read them.
The Nation on the Higher Education Crisis (via catbutt)
GQ talks to D’Angelo (STAY WITH IT, IT’S WORTH IT)
Huffington Post on an important Texas primary - I love this article. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s a guy who worked for Obama in 2008, hoping to bounce an incumbent in a Texas primary. Law school grad. We need to see more of this.
Enjoy yourself, k?
Oh, and he’s making more money since he left Fox.
SORRY GUYS, WHOOPS