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  • What’s Holding Your Organization Back, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were watching the Stranger Things teaser commercial too many times… Sirius Decisions: Three Obstacles That Could Be Holding Your Organization Back From Audience-Centricity Selected by Joe Lazauskas, editor-in-chief My selections for this series usually fall into three camps: ridiculous humor pieces, thinkpieces…

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  • The Master AI Poker Player, and 3 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were celebrating Bey’s big baby bonanza… The Atlantic: What Killed the Pay Phone? Selected by Craig Davis, editorial intern After a peak of 2.6 million public pay phones in the mid-1990s, the once ubiquitous fixtures started to disappear. While most assume the cell phone is to blame, Renée Reizman explains…

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  • What Would Steve Jobs Do? and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while taking solace in the fact that you aren’t as dumb as these two people… The New Yorker: Doomsday Prep For The Super-Rich Selected by Dillon Baker, tech editor As the Doomsday Clock ticks closest to midnight since 1953, the elite of American society are preparing their apocalyptic retreats, and no expense is being…

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  • Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page, and 3 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while changing your Gmail settings as fast as possible… The New York Times: Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés Selected by Dillon Baker, tech editor It’s no secret that populist movements are gaining ground across the globe. While the causes are complicated, few would disagree that evolving…

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  • ‘The iPhone Turns Ten,’ and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while deciding to avoid billboards forever… Deadspin: Craven Reporters Scold BuzzFeed For Reporting News Selected by Joe Lazauskas, editor-in-chief Earlier this week, BuzzFeed released a 35-page dossier compiled by a person who claimed to be a British intelligence official. It reads like a bad spy novel, and claims, among…

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  • ‘The Bot Politic,’ and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while deciding never to wear a backpack skiing again… Recode: Mark Zuckerberg shares Facebook’s secrets with all his employees, and almost none of it leaks Selected by Brian Maehl, talent development manager Every week, Mark Zuckerberg hosts a Q&A for the 16,000 Facebook employees around the globe. It sounds like…

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  • Starbucks’ $10 Coffee, and 5 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were wondering why you still have a Yahoo account… New York Magazine: Sandy Hook Parent Lenny Pozner Is Fighting an ‘Emboldened’ Conspiracy Culture Selected by Dillon Baker, associate editor Sometime it’s easy to forget that there is a very human cost to conspiracy theories. Seeing people like InfoWars’ Alex…

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  • ‘The Necessity of Credibility,’ and 6 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were realizing Jurassic Park got it all wrong… Bloomberg: It’s Like Reddit, Without the Trolls Selected by Jordan Teicher, senior editor The true spirit of free speech really comes down to the protection to criticize. For example, journalists should be able to report on people in power without fear of abusive…

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  • ‘Your Life Will Be a Video Game,’ and 3 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while spent all week on Facebook arguing with relatives and high school classmates you didn’t even know you were still friends with… The Atlantic: How Well Can Computers Read Fiction? Selected by Erin Nelson, marketing editor I tried to sit down to write about Silicon Valley’s fate under Donald Trump and quickly had…

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

    … Here’s what you missed while you were sifting through your pre-Tuesday, post-Tuesday Facebook feeds… The Ringer: We Knew Nothing Selected by Craig Davis, editorial intern Tuesday night was emotionally turbulent for the American people, to put it lightly. Some were happy, others outraged; personally, I’m still hoping I wake up from this dream…

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  • ‘The Baffling History of Tronc,’ and 5 Other Stories You Should Read

    … of the election cycle. It’s a depressing state of affairs for all parties involved. Trump supporters are being suckered, misinformation spreads, and Facebook’s reputation for clickbait continues. Bloomberg: The Baffling History of Tronc Selected by Ann Fabens-Lassen, communications manager If you’re involved in media, tech, or marketing, there’s a high…

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  • Pocket’s Next Frontier, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

    … Here’s what you missed while you were trying to put together a last-second David S. Pumpkins costume… ProPublica: Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race Selected by Dillon Baker, associate editor Facebook can’t seem to escape criticism lately, and it is largely the company’s own doing. This investigation from ProPublica, revealed…

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  • 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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