Weekly Links #15

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And recently on meshedsociety.com:


  1. Re: the Meerkat/tech-journalism-is-dead article, here’s a brutal but smart takedown: https://storify.com/jayrosen_nyu/tech-reporters-blew-the-meerkat-story-but-no-i-can

    I still think the original article had some points, especially about how many people were using the service, but it could have been way better.

    Another note, which is just interesting re: user behavior: I use the weekly links email as a reminder to click over here and see what you’ve written, instead of clicking links directly from the email. This is born out of a desire to make sure you haven’t forgotten to link to a post or something. The word “overview” triggers that anxiety, I think. I like to be thorough.

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