What We'Re Reading

  • Facebook’s March to China, and 3 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were realizing the internet isn’t nearly as stable as you thought… The New York Review of Books: They’ve Got You, Wherever You Are Selected by Dillon Baker, associate editor In this book review, Jacob Weisberg covers the evolution of advertising from the 19th century to today. It’s an argument other have made…

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  • Twitter’s Paradox, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were registering to vote (you were doing that, right?)… McSweeney’s: Are You the Next Rock Star Social Media Manager Who’s Willing to Literally Die for Content? Selected by Noah Waldman, editorial intern Today is my last day as Contently’s editorial intern, which means I’ve been on the job hunt, which means I’ve…

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  • MailChimp’s Unorthodox Growth, and 2 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while your clown fear was getting way too real… The Ringer: Silicon Valley Can’t Disrupt Craigslist Selected by Joe Lazauskas, editor-in-chief There’s a recurring joke around Contently that I met various employees on Craigslist. It’s technically true; to this day, we still list our editorial internship on Craigslist…

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  • Amazon’s Algorithm, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were busy re-watching every episode of Between Two Ferns… NewCo Shift: The Third Transportation Revolution Selected by Jordan Teicher, senior editor Lyft co-founder John Zimmer wrote a pretty unusual article this week. Caught somewhere between a corporate manifesto and a historical overview, his 17-minute read…

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  • ‘Inside Glossier,’ and 4 Other Stories We’re Reading This Week

    … Here’s what you missed while dreaming about America’s taco truck utopia… BuzzFeed News: Inside Glossier, The Startup That Reached Cult Status By Selling Less Selected by Kristen Poli, content strategy associate I feel vaguely lucky to live in a world where a woman known primarily by the designation ‘super intern’ is now the well-respected CEO…

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  • Gawker’s Death, and 5 Other Stories We’re Reading This Week

    … Here’s what you missed while you spent all day listening to Frank Ocean’s new album like an addict getting a fix… The Ringer: The Mainstreaming of #BlackLivesMatter Selected by Jordan Teicher, senior editor I’m usually not a fan of mixing politics and social media since I just expect most political convos to turn into molotov cocktails…

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  • ‘Gawker Media’s Biggest Mistakes,’ and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were heard the phrase “cupping” one too many times this week… BuzzFeed News: Why Won’t Facebook Release Me From Overnight Oats Hell? Selected by Dillon Baker, associate editor Katie Notopoulous is one of my favorite tech/internet writers, mostly because of inventive stories like this. Here, she goes deep…

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  • The Horror That Became Cargo-Shorts-Gate, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while not watching the Olympics because, really, who still watches the Olympics in 2016? Vice: My Journey Inside the Incredible ‘Wall Street Journal’ Article About Cargo Shorts and the Women Who Hate Them Selected by Joe Lazauskas, editor-in-chief It’s August, the season for editorial experiments that are equal parts fun…

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