interesting stuff I found online (that you might find interesting too)


• Are hashtags on the way out? Who Needs Hashtags Anymore? Even the most ardent hashtaggers are showing signs of fatigue. [BuzzFeed]

• Google is becoming the collective human mind. Google says it can predict movie hits based on search data [CNET]

• You heard how the Chicago Sun-Times eliminated all its photographers? Laid off from the Sun-Times: “Rob Hart was replaced with a reporter with an iPhone, so he is documenting his new life with an iPhone, but with the eye of a photojournalist trained in storytelling.”

• Matt Smith abandoning us makes the U.S. paper of record. Well, one of the paper of record’s blogs, anyway. One written by uber geek Dave Itzkoff. So maybe it’s not a surprise after all. ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Is Leaving the Series [The New York Times: ArtsBeat]

• A good explanation of the problems. But what are the solutions? Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong? [The Atlantic] | discussing Our American Pravda [The American Conservative]

• What in the actual fuck?! Jesus. Exclusive: The Tragic Imprisonment Of John McTiernan, Hollywood Icon [BuzzFeed] “The legendary director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October is serving a year in federal prison thanks to a Hollywood wannabe prosecutor, a remake of Rollerball, and a rogue private eye. In an exclusive interview, McTiernan’s wife Gail says, ‘I don’t know if he’s going to make it.’”

photo by Rob Hart

h/t bronxbee

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Sun, Jun 09, 2013 2:44pm

Why do media get things wrong? Because nobody will pay them to get things right. The typical newspaper reader doesn’t want a paper that’s less timely but more accurate. And the typical advertiser certainly doesn’t!