Atlantic Media’s Cameroon-based anti-sharing site This period dot cm went into public beta today. This period dot cm, named after a Twitter convention that has already been lampooned to death is a site where members are prevented from sharing all but one of the interesting links they see every day. The site’s other innovative counter-viral measures include a name that is impossible to Google and a design that pays clever homage everyone’s first Ruby on Rails project, advances which took at least six months to develop. Early users are already hailing it as “a potential Ello-killer!”
Hearing rumors that the Newsgeist swag is really sweet this year pic.twitter.com/hf9YSyLQ8v
— Susie Cagle (@susie_c) November 14, 2014
Reddit’s CEO Yishan Wong resigned unexpectedly because the board wouldn’t agree to move the Reddit offices to Daly City. Sam Altman popped his CEO collar for a week but former bizdev head Ellen Pao will now step into the role as interim-or-maybe-permanent -if-she-seems-cool-or-whatevs CEO. In a statement, the Reddit board assured the public that this executive reshuffling will in no way compromise Reddit’s commitment to being the ‘net’s worst festering garbage pile.
Early Intern Tab today because Bijan’s got a great pair for us!
Wait, no I mean–
Dril is literally the only good thing about weird Twitter. Also, for the record, I do not wear socks with sandals.
via bluishorange #ff
Re/TAB: WashPo on Shingy points out that AOL is still making money from internet service subscribers! Talib Kweli Greene responds to Piers Morgan: “Nigga? Please.” John Cook to head Gawker’s “first executive-level, meta-level team.” My levels! Serial: Catching Fire. Roxane Gay on that dumb Time poll. Platishing starts to collapse. Was Kim ‘shopped? Spoiler: yes definitely, come on, everything is a hoax.
*Media execs furiously removing “Snowfall” references from slide decks and replacing them with “Serial” references.*
— Anil Dash (@anildash) November 14, 2014
And they were singing: byeeee bye Netflix public API
I was chasin’ after JSON but the river’s run dry
And them good old boys better have put catch() after try(),
or this’ll be the day that they die()…
Potatoes are legit sexy and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.
Today in Email: Colin Lecher at The Verge FOIAed the FCC’s internal emails about John Oliver’s net neutrality segment, and they’re funny but also check out how fast this FOIA response showed up! Dang. Buzzfeed is banned from WHO info because, you know, not emailing someone is a valid punishment right? PR emailers: just don’t.
Headline of the Day: “Uranus might be full of surprises
Runner-Up: “HEDY HEY HEDY HEY HEDY“
Today’s Song: Lorde, “Ladder Song” (leaked)
~But February made me shiver, Despite the hot takes I deliver…~