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Sat, May 28 2016

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A Very Bad Email

Medium – Sara Mauskopf – May 28, 1:58 PM – I heard a sound. It wasn't a cry. It sounded much worse than a cry. It was such a brief, soft, yet terrifying sound that I'll probably never get it out of my head for the rest of my life. I turned around not knowing what to expect. I thought maybe…
Sara Mauskopf RT @tedr: Much love to @mauskopf, @sm and family. Stay lifted. Stay strong! You got this fight! t.co/HsPVWbk4WN
Jinen Kamdar RT @sm: Here's mine. Please read and let me know if you can offer the specific help I'm asking for: t.co/Dy4L4Qn2za
Niko Bonatsos RT @sm: Here's mine. Please read and let me know if you can offer the specific help I'm asking for: t.co/Dy4L4Qn2za
Jana Messerschmidt Please spread the word for the wonderful @sm, @mauskopf & @BrynAvery. #fuckcancer t.co/qK9mJ1NDgg
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Trump Attacks Federal Judge in Trump U Case

blogs.wsj.com – Reid J. Epstein – May 27, 10:00 PM – SAN DIEGO–In one of his most personal attacks against an apolitical figure since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump delivered an extended tirade about the federal judge overseeing the civil litigation…
Kirill Soshalsky Top story: Trump Attacks Federal Judge in Trump U Case - Washington Wire - WSJ t.co/LXlK0Xq11M, see more t.co/QPnKRRcdQv
Anthony De Rosa RT @delrayser: Hey, Donald: losing ruling after ruling doesn't mean the judge is biased against you; it just means you're a loser t.co/y9naA8bBKl
Marc Benioff RT @stevesi: 'What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that's fine" // phew! t.co/2tbNOto6NV
Steven Sinofsky 'What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that's fine" // phew! t.co/2tbNOto6NV
dan sinker Also, Donald Trump is a tiny, petty, mean, frightened little person: t.co/ziySYSJw5j
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Kirill Zubovsky RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Ivan Kirigin RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Dave McClure RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
BrendanEich RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
Nimalan Magnificent RT @libovness: First they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then they mock you on Hacker News, then u IPO t.co/0YBpJrJsGH
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How a failed education startup turned into Musical.ly, the most popular app you've probably never heard of

businessinsider.com – Biz Carson – May 7, 6:32 PM – Unless you live with a teenager, you've probably never heard of Musical.ly. If you, then you've probably already appeared in one of your kid's music videos. The DIY music video app first came on the scene in 2014, but exploded to the top of the App…
Hans Tung @bizcarson @joshelman good writeup @musicallyapp. co-led 2 rounds as bod member. Global mindset key to its success. t.co/cHwwpDKJqd
Techmeme Musical.ly, the DIY music video sharing app with 10M DAUs is expanding into live streaming t.co/06Xi5LjF0K t.co/xM4Z5hTh4r
Shai Goldman Didnt know this interesting story -- Musical.ly was a hail mary pivot from a failed education startup t.co/fwNOg0yt6z
John Henderson RT @joshelman: The story of @musicallyapp. From a failed education startup to over 10m daily users and growing t.co/MyjRDr9IMi
Michael Murphy If you haven't heard of musical.ly - just wait... cc @RosecliffVC #create1 t.co/iWpOcXrCPU
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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

journalism.org – Jeffrey Gottfried – May 26, 3:57 AM – A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly…
Knight Foundation Latest @pewresearch survey analyzed news use across 9 social platforms t.co/t3KpI7nL8f #journalism #research #survey
Callie Schweitzer 44% of the US population now gets news through Facebook t.co/8GA88dUSLF
Giordano Contestabil "23% of Instagram users get their news on Instagram". What? t.co/6arsg7bdfV
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Pew: 62% get news on social media; 23% of Instagram, 21% of YouTube users get news there t.co/eJSu2T0QM3 t.co/8K53yrhz8k
Alex Gordon RT @jason_w_white: News consumption on Facebook up nearly 50 percent since last Pew survey t.co/nWbAx3oj1Y
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Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

nytimes.com – Jessica Bennett – May 28 – WEST POINT, N.Y. — It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto…
BrendanEich RT @ggreenwald: This is the terrible plight you suffer if you leak Top Secret docs & have power in DC t.co/5BRaxeyUd8 t.co/MbLizxdWTU
Christopher Soghoian RT @ggreenwald: This is the terrible plight you suffer if you leak Top Secret docs & have power in DC t.co/5BRaxeyUd8 t.co/MbLizxdWTU
Robert J. Berger RT @GlennF: Can't tell if I am being too sympathetic, but the power differential outcome of Broadwell & Petraeus is absurd. t.co/ZDiOBJUCiz
Thomas Drake RT @ggreenwald: This is the terrible plight you suffer if you leak Top Secret docs & have power in DC t.co/5BRaxeyUd8 t.co/MbLizxdWTU
DHH RT @ggreenwald: This is the terrible plight you suffer if you leak Top Secret docs & have power in DC t.co/5BRaxeyUd8 t.co/MbLizxdWTU
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Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race

nytimes.com Amy Chozick (@amychozick) – May 28 – Ken Salazar, the former Colorado senator who has been mentioned as a possible Clinton running mate, said the campaign should draw a sharp contrast between Mr. Trump's shortcomings and Mrs. Clinton's potential to be “the most qualified person…
Dan Pfeiffer Also donor conference calls are not where big strategic discussions happen t.co/NVtPMNmj0C
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Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media

nytimes.com David Streitfeld (@DavidStreitfeld) – May 27 – SAN FRANCISCO — After the news that one of Silicon Valley's stars secretly funded a lawsuit to bring down a gossip site, the overwhelming response in the tech community has been: More power to him. Peter Thiel — Facebook investor…
suyash RT @SarahNEmerson: a taste of some of the unveiled threats toward journalists coming out of Silicon Valley t.co/oIxfpcCJSj t.co/OhOLXAG4iH
Trevor Timm RT @SarahNEmerson: a taste of some of the unveiled threats toward journalists coming out of Silicon Valley t.co/oIxfpcCJSj t.co/OhOLXAG4iH
Michael Zimbalist Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media t.co/VSyO8FVFtc by @DavidStreitfeld via @nuzzel thanks @tmcgev
Adam L. Penenberg RT @JessePesta: Thiel's Gawker attack recalls GM's pursuit of Nader 50 yrs ago, says ethics professor. t.co/DeWjVjWqR3 @DavidStreitfeld @MikeIsaac
Columbia Journalism From @nytimes: Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media t.co/hp7bZ0qa9H
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Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media

nytimes.com David Streitfeld (@DavidStreitfeld) – May 27 – SAN FRANCISCO — After the news that one of Silicon Valley's stars secretly funded a lawsuit to bring down a gossip site, the overwhelming response in the tech community has been: More power to him. Peter Thiel — Facebook investor…
Mathew Ingram RT @nytimes: Silicon Valley's message to the media is clear: Treat us the way we want to be treated or we might retaliate t.co/wOP39YyAIs
sarah jeong RT @nytimes: Silicon Valley's message to the media is clear: Treat us the way we want to be treated or we might retaliate t.co/wOP39YyAIs
Trevor Timm RT @nytimes: Silicon Valley's message to the media is clear: Treat us the way we want to be treated or we might retaliate t.co/wOP39YyAIs
DHH RT @nytimes: Silicon Valley's message to the media is clear: Treat us the way we want to be treated or we might retaliate t.co/wOP39YyAIs
Raju Narisetti This behavior is not confined to the Valley. It just has disproportionate attention and wealth now, so standing out t.co/cYgrp8cDVQ
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When journalism gets confused with cyberbullying

Medium – Kristi Culpepper – May 26, 5:19 PM – Hulk Hogan's $140 million judgment against Gawker produced quite a bit of controversy, mostly due to the news that Hogan's legal crusade was bankrolled by Peter Thiel. Many people assume that Thiel was motivated by revenge for Gawker outing him as…
Zachary Bogue RT @munilass: When journalism gets confused with cyberbullying (post) t.co/fDGyQIimhw
Thomas Baekdal RT @mathewi: A journalist defending Gawker is like a certified public accountant defending Enron, this writer says t.co/z4ZMFhaQAA
Mathew Ingram A journalist defending Gawker is like a certified public accountant defending Enron, this writer says t.co/z4ZMFhaQAA
Christopher Mims "Most non-journalists that I converse with were delighted to see Gawker taken down so spectacularly." t.co/KzJZc7vMjs
Balaji S. Srinivasan "It says a lot about journalism that public interest is now confused with arbitrary victimization and cyberbullying" t.co/mT972t9EhD