In defense of Shingy: ‘He’s like a hired artist’

by Lucia Moses
The Internet is a cruel place. Just ask Shingy. Lately, everyone seems to be piling on the “digital prophet” for AOL. The New Yorker stoked the fire Nov. 10 when it published a short profile that revealed that he gets paid six figures to “fly all around the world and go to conferences.” The Guardian attempted to answer what a digital prophet really is and concluded, “It remains unclear.Read the full article

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