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New Media Guru Clay Shirky Drops 'Stop Trump' Tweetstorm On White Liberals

talkingpointsmemo.com – Jul 22, 9:50 AM – 'Believe this: Trump could win,' Shirky tweeted. 'We can help stop him, but that means giving up on a lot of comfortable illusions.' I want to say something to my liberal white friends: Trump talked a lot of shit last night, but not one word of 'I…
Scott Heiferman 'We've brought fact-checkers to a culture war.' @cshirky t.co/S8MFANT0TC
Steve Jang This rings true on all points. Do you agree? t.co/yA4BITJJQz
Ryan Sarver V poignant posts from @cshirky. Don't get complacent "Clay Shirky Drops 'Stop Trump' Tweetstorm On White Liberals" t.co/SEQJJ7YS0O
Anu Nigam New Media Guru Clay Shirky Drops 'Stop Trump' Tweetstorm On White Liberals t.co/ntZeJsFmqC
harper RT @davemcclure: New Media Guru @cShirky Drops #StopTrump Tweetstorm On White Liberals t.co/ccWqgTKxGt via @nuzzel
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Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

washingtonpost.com – Jul 22 – DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of…
Steve Jang RT @jonronson: A pretty landmark Washington Post editorial t.co/QDAzZoVM93
M.G. Siegler RT @jonronson: A pretty landmark Washington Post editorial t.co/QDAzZoVM93
Ben Kenobi Parr .@WashingtonPost: 'Mr. Trump is a unique and present danger.' t.co/wkn80xj5Ol t.co/4fpWYMGDRB
Jean-Louis Gassée RT @FCarbonne: Trump: une menace pour l'Amerique. Édito solennel, engagement très tôt dans la campagne du @washingtonpost t.co/HuzQzpjccH
Rob Leathern RT @Jim_Edwards: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy t.co/7ahS4MM0S3 via @nuzzel thanks @emmavj
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Why I chose Tim Kaine

Medium – Hillary Clinton – Jul 22, 5:53 PM – I'm thrilled to share this news: I've chosen Tim Kaine as my running mate. Tim is a lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in our nation's history. But his credentials alone aren't why I…
Chris Sacca RT @Medium: 'Why I chose Tim Kaine' by Hillary Clinton t.co/FaMIzMFFII
Keval Desai 'Why I chose Tim Kaine' by Hillary Clinton t.co/8H93f5klc7
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Clay Shirky, on avoiding complacency this election season (with tweets) · davechensky

Storify – Jul 22 – I want to say something to my liberal white friends: Trump talked a lot of shit last night, but not one word of 'I am your voice!' was a lie Trump IS the voice of angry whites. He wasn't on stage because he has unusual views. He was on stage…
Mike Butcher MBE RT @davechensky: Absolutely essential thread by @cshirky this morning. I Storify'ed it here t.co/E2kJGRUMiT
howardlindzon Clay Shirky, on avoiding complacency this election season t.co/jMFUFRViGW I'm with Clay ...never believed I'm so political :)
harper RT @lauraolin: what @cshirky said: don't get complacent because of what "most people you know" think t.co/hGeHic6wCB t.co/RJQPJ3Rk6b
Matt Mireles RT @davechensky: Absolutely essential thread by @cshirky this morning. I Storify'ed it here t.co/E2kJGRUMiT
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'Guccifer 2.0' Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt To Cover Up Their Own Hack

motherboard.vice.com – Written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai – Jun 16, 10:35 AM – On Wednesday, a hacker calling themselves “Guccifer 2.0” claimed responsibility for hacking into the servers of the Democratic Party and stealing “thousands” of documents, including oppo research into Donald Trump. The…
Eric Chan RT @davemcclure: VICE: Guccifer 2.0 Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt To Cover Up Their Own Hack t.co/1CUAn6UYQg via @nuzzel #TrumpPutin2016
Dave McClure VICE: Guccifer 2.0 Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt To Cover Up Their Own Hack t.co/1CUAn6UYQg via @nuzzel #TrumpPutin2016
Dave McClure RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Periodic reminder #DNCleak was hacked by the Russian government to influence the American election. t.co/6TeALuTvqM
Ric Fulop RT @NinjaEconomics: Periodic reminder #DNCleak was hacked by Russian government to influence the American election h/t @SwiftOnSecurity. t.co/NnEzkODlI0
Matthew Ocko We can now see Putin's troll army systematically attacking US citizens who share evidence of Trump as Putin puppet t.co/JFXr8UE4mI
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Verizon is close to buying Yahoo for $5 billion

recode.net – Kara Swisher – Jul 22, 7:33 AM – Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo's core business for about $5 billion, according to sources familiar with the talks. Verizon has long-been considered the favorite to buy Yahoo's internet assets…
Mark Fidelman This has Aol/Time Warner stamped all over it. t.co/ryv9B27R72
hussein kanji Verizon is close to buying Yahoo for $5 billion t.co/Qsrc834gEB via @nuzzel thanks @ravmattu
Dave McClure ReCode: Verizon is close to buying Yahoo for $5B t.co/PRKJKuSF5u #CanYouHearMeNOW$
Craig Mod Yahoo! to sell for a fraction of the cost of a good chat app: t.co/uCNnj7XUTs
Eric Chan RT @bernardmoon: Verizon is close to buying Yahoo for $5 billion as a 'safe bet' t.co/MFLrZ9ulBn via @Recode
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[1506.03022] The Majority Illusion in Social Networks

arXiv.org – Jun 9, 2015 – Abstract: Social behaviors are often contagious, spreading through a population as individuals imitate the decisions and choices of others. A variety of global phenomena, from innovation adoption to the emergence of social norms and political…
Arjun Dev Arora [1506.03022] The Majority Illusion in Social Networks - t.co/NWXs1c6Rmn t.co/JgIC1Mz9Mx #Memetics #socialmedia #influence
Mike Butcher MBE Academic study: The Majority Illusion in Social Networks t.co/6Wo5CmwBIp
Dave McClure RT @cshirky: The hardest illusion to give up is the majority illusion, where we confuse our neighborhood with the world. t.co/2Fm1pmB4Uf
Nick Ducoff RT @cshirky: The hardest illusion to give up is the majority illusion, where we confuse our neighborhood with the world. t.co/2Fm1pmB4Uf
Daniel Pink RT @cshirky: The hardest illusion to give up is the majority illusion, where we confuse our neighborhood with the world. t.co/2Fm1pmB4Uf
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Judge finds Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated probation in domestic violence case

TechCrunch – Kate Conger – Jul 22 – A San Francisco judge ruled today that ad tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated his probation in a domestic violence case. The judge ordered Chahal to surrender his passports to the court on Monday and will determine his sentence on August 12. Chahal's…
Matthew Ocko RT @msquinn: I don't wade into this stuff often but enough. Stop beating women. Stop funding men who beat women. Just stop. t.co/0L4nPDJPAs
jason RT @msquinn: I don't wade into this stuff often but enough. Stop beating women. Stop funding men who beat women. Just stop. t.co/0L4nPDJPAs
Nate Westheimer RT @msquinn: I don't wade into this stuff often but enough. Stop beating women. Stop funding men who beat women. Just stop. t.co/0L4nPDJPAs
Tom Hulme RT @msquinn: I don't wade into this stuff often but enough. Stop beating women. Stop funding men who beat women. Just stop. t.co/0L4nPDJPAs
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Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

talkingpointsmemo.com – Jul 23, 7:38 AM – Let me start by saying I'm no Russia hawk. I have long been skeptical of US efforts to extend security guarantees to countries within what the Russians consider their 'near abroad' or extend such guarantees or police Russian interactions with new…
Dave McClure RT @dangillmor: Trump, his pal Putin, and big $$$. All but ignored by traditional media, but @joshtpm is asking vital questions. t.co/VswH35Q2dW
Sherry Coutu RT @paulkrugman: Josh Marshall on Trump-Putin: this is very serious t.co/32sUl1AoDS
Dave McClure RT @paulkrugman: Josh Marshall on Trump-Putin: this is very serious t.co/32sUl1AoDS
Dave McClure this might grow some legs: potential evidence of Trump-Putin connection t.co/aYCtFYeK3i
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Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

theamericanconservative.com – Rod Dreher – Jul 22, 10:58 AM – I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate who grew up in the poverty and chaos of an Appalachian clan. The book is an American classic…
Roger Ehrenberg This is a very interesting perspective, that explains a lot about durability of the Trump phenomenon #politics t.co/Pjqfs63qQO
Marc Andreessen "His book does for poor white people what Ta-Nehisi Coates's book did for poor black people." t.co/9hVkTUvDho
Marc Andreessen "If you're an elite white, working class whites are an easy target: you don't feel guilty for being a racist." t.co/9hVkTUvDho