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It is disturbing to see Beyoncé putting on a sad-face because the topic, for an hour, was the Holocaust. But it's also appropriate.

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The World's Most Instagrammed Place Is a Mall in Thailand

Sit on an angry bird's lap! And other sharable distractions.

A surreal slideshow from Siam Paragon mall

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The social web used to be about broadcasting your life. Maybe not any more. 

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Over the course of the shutdown, the closure of the National World War II Memorial and its periodic, Bastille-style forcible reopening became a sort of emblem of the whole sordid affair.

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"Steel Skyscrapers Reflecting Down"

Alex Ogle's Hong Kong Instagram photography

The Instagram photography of Alex Ogle.

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Is there a more annoying type of article than the kind that laments the Facebook "like"? America used to be a place with moral standards, the story invariably tells us, and now kids these days constantly "like" everything, and all the false praise leads to etc. etc. etc. Jenna Wortham, in The New York Times yesterday, has a surprisingly thoughtful short essay on the subject. But although her tone is pleasingly non-judgmental, she still allows for some of the same assumptions about the Internet's supposed effect on society. 

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Newspapers in a Time of Need

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

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How Much for That Startup?

What Amazon's Purchase of Goodreads Tells Us About the Content Wars

What Amazon's purchase of Goodreads tell us about the content wars.

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