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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

WIRED – Adrian Chen – Oct 22, 11:30 PM – The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies' most important work is being done 7,000 miles away, on the second…
Mathew Ingram RT @emilybell: Another (somewhat different) amazing story re Whisper. The vast labour of moderating social media via @zephoria t.co/g2KD3hY8CX
emily bell Another (somewhat different) amazing story re Whisper. The vast labour of moderating social media via @zephoria t.co/g2KD3hY8CX
Farhad Manjoo RT @mediagazer: The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed (@adrianchen / Wired) t.co/S2zk2XB1yW t.co/rVPk02TtpW
Thomas Fuchs RT @rachelslaj: Completely engrossing story about the 100,000 workers who keep the darkest part of humanity out of your Facebook feed t.co/xonmOd7zyL
Ian Bogost The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed, t.co/9vCmnIDY2C
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Possible Ebola Carrier Placed in Isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City

nytimes.com – Marc Santora – Oct 23 – A doctor in New York City who recently returned from West Africa was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while doctors await the return of tests to determine whether he has the Ebola virus. While the results of the tests…
Dave Winer Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola. t.co/PddWQsjxbC
Hacker News 20 Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola t.co/3nrdN25KmA (t.co/AxK5RgYuhA)
HN from Y Combinator Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola t.co/s0aIgndMyE (cmts t.co/yen1cvydWt)
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The End Of Apps As We Know Them

Inside Intercom – @padday – Oct 22, 1:14 AM – The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need to design and build. How we experience content via connected devices – laptops, phones…
Morgan Brown The End Of Apps As We Know Them - Inside Intercom t.co/nHJ7RgI2cO via @nuzzel thanks @CreatDev
Torsten Mueller RT @martinweigert: Intriguing analysis + thoughts: "The End Of Apps As We Know Them" t.co/Hb6BowB9oa via @pixelsebi
Kirill Soshalsky Top story: The End Of Apps As We Know Them - Inside Intercom t.co/Ex17behm7s, see more t.co/mDW6NWFRW9
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Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers

Vox – Matthew Yglesias – Oct 22, 10:00 AM – Here's a little real talk about the book publishing industry — it adds almost no value, it is going to be wiped off the face of the earth soon, and writers and readers will be better off for it. The fundamental uselessness of book publishers…
Kirill Soshalsky Top story: Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers - Vox t.co/eJyxVN44TC, see more t.co/mDW6NWFRW9
Marc Bodnick RT @voxdotcom: Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers: t.co/IBMK6wNbhF
Dustin Moskovitz RT @cshirky: "Of *course* a world where more people can get more books more conveniently is a better world." @mathewi on Amazon t.co/JJk4KH8CE5
Dustin Moskovitz RT @voxdotcom: Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers: t.co/IBMK6wNbhF
Chris Dixon RT @cshirky: "Of *course* a world where more people can get more books more conveniently is a better world." @mathewi on Amazon t.co/JJk4KH8CE5
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Can You Get Ebola From a Bowling Ball?

well.blogs.nytimes.com – Donald G. McNeil Jr. – Oct 23 – Q: Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? A. Although the surface of a shared bowling ball is a likely place to find germs — and some people avoid bowling for this very reason — it is extremely unlikely that Ebola could be passed that…
Digg Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? Probably not. t.co/0aPVDozR3I
Mike Stutz RT @benhuh: Omg. We have an E-bowl-a epidemic in NY?!?! t.co/HvK68qvIs2 Spoiler: No. Unless you licked a bowling ball covered in diarrhea.
Liz Heron RT @nytimes: The NY Ebola patient diagnosed today went bowling last night. What's the risk? t.co/PwhnJJtyuj
benhuh Omg. We have an E-bowl-a epidemic in NY?!?! t.co/HvK68qvIs2 Spoiler: No. Unless you licked a bowling ball covered in diarrhea.
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Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee

theguardian.com – Paul Lewis – Oct 23, 2:11 PM – The ‘anonymous' social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users…
Jay Rosen "No such person exists." -@neetzan, speaking with 100% certainty. "That person does exist." Guardian, with documents. t.co/LmXoxBu9aJ
Mathew Ingram RT @jayrosen_nyu: Developments yesterday in Whisper vs. The Guardian. t.co/LmXoxBu9aJ No. 10 raises the stakes considerably for @neetzan and crew.
Jay Rosen Developments yesterday in Whisper vs. The Guardian. t.co/LmXoxBu9aJ No. 10 raises the stakes considerably for @neetzan and crew.
Jay Rosen Whisper has a lot to answer for! Its editor said the Guardian fabricated scenes and quotes. Guardian has now replied. t.co/LmXoxBu9aJ
Michael Arrington Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee t.co/6gLrnFgPvA via @guardian
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The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter

AVC – Fred Wilson – First a disclosure. The Gotham Gal and I personally own a lot of Twitter stock. I am not objective. With that behind me, I am going to talk a bit about Fabric today. One of my great disappointments during the years I was closely involved at Twitter…
Boris Wertz The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter t.co/dtsYKlSI3i
Jessica Lam The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - AVC (via @Pocket) t.co/c76yqFeShK
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Asking About Ebola: How Does the Virus Spread and How Long Can It Survive?

well.blogs.nytimes.com – Donald G. McNeil Jr. – Oct 3 – Reader Question • 200 votes The answer is no. Someone with Ebola is really, really sick. They're seeking hospital care. It is unlikely they are riding the bus. They are not going to work. The virus is spread by bodily fluid contact: by…
Balaji S. Srinivasan NYT: technically incorrect, the worst kind of incorrect. t.co/KhIhw7tpU5 t.co/oaLVtEgW3b
Patrick LaForge, NYT You're also highly unlikely to get Ebola from a subway pole: t.co/vIauBNtT85
Steve Case RT @nytimes: It is extremely unlikely that Ebola could spread through public transit t.co/LSrpJWk4LH
Jacob Weisberg RT @stephcliff: "Extremely unlikely" that Ebola could spread like flu does on subway, "sneeze to hand to pole to hand to eye." t.co/cnuMngcHWU
Fuego Ask Well: How Does Ebola Spread? How Long Can the Virus Survive? t.co/6tQJFGIKh9 via @NateSilver538
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The race to archive Twitpic before 800 million pictures vanish

theglobeandmail.com – Pierre Chauvin – Oct 22, 7:00 AM – Right now, a collective of Internet archivists and programmers is trying to do the impossible: save more than 800 million pictures uploaded to the Twitter photo-sharing service Twitpic before they disappear down the memory hole after the company's…
Thomas Fuchs RT @waxpancake: In two days, TwitPic's 800M photos vanish, nuking six years of Twitter history. Founder @noaheverett remains silent. t.co/g9Kf8O7UQI
drew olanoff RT @waxpancake: In two days, TwitPic's 800M photos vanish, nuking six years of Twitter history. Founder @noaheverett remains silent. t.co/g9Kf8O7UQI
BrendanEich RT @waxpancake: In two days, TwitPic's 800M photos vanish, nuking six years of Twitter history. Founder @noaheverett remains silent. t.co/g9Kf8O7UQI
Maya Baratz RT @waxpancake: In two days, TwitPic's 800M photos vanish, nuking six years of Twitter history. Founder @noaheverett remains silent. t.co/g9Kf8O7UQI
Caroline McCarthy RT @waxpancake: In two days, TwitPic's 800M photos vanish, nuking six years of Twitter history. Founder @noaheverett remains silent. t.co/g9Kf8O7UQI
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Old Masters at the Top of Their Game

nytimes.com – Photographs by ERIK MADIGAN HECK – Oct 23 – After 80, some people don't retire. They reign. Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker, 84, on a walk in Paris. Wiseman's documentary ‘‘National Gallery'' had its premiere at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes this year. Is there a difference…
Craig Mod "No, no, nothing. I run. I think of my past. My childhood in France. Everything." t.co/0iK2zUFojy t.co/2mbtQY6ZZ9
Sumon Sadhu Old Masters at the Top of Their Game - After 80, some people don't retire. They reign. t.co/k9KVHhNg3t
Kathrina Manalac Old Masters - After 80, some people don't retire. They reign. t.co/rcRjMkIaB8 I love this. I'd love to make it to OM status.
Hacker News 20 Old Masters: After 80, some people dont retire. They reign t.co/MYcIkKO5gI (t.co/bkERpgQV6U)
Hacker News Old Masters: After 80, some people don't retire. They reign t.co/bbvycAP5iR
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