Warren Ellis on Facebook becoming more like Tumblr every day

I hadn’t thought of the personal information diaspora happening on Facebook as being a subtle, subconscious reaction to monetization. Interesting thoughts from Warren Ellis in his latest newsletter. “…users now use Facebook more like Tumblr, posting memes and gifs instead of personal updates because Facebook can’t pull marketing insight data for resale so well off […]

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Gawker changing up how it incentivizes writers (quality over traffic!)

But web traffic is no longer Gawker’s primary metric for judging editorial success. In January, CEO Nick Denton announced that the site would prioritize high-quality editorial content over viral posts that drew large amounts of traffic. Gawker’s bonus system also shifted; writers received bonuses for writing stories that editors judged to be high-quality, rather than […]

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