Neetzan Zimmerman announced Friday that he was leaving Gawker to become Chief Tween Angst Editor for meme-garbage app startup Whisper. Gawker will miss the revenue generated by Zimmerman's 100 million unique monthly confused Facebook moms.
Snapchat is run by jerks, there's no question of that. CEO Evan Spiegel even manages to make Carson Daly look relatable. But Forbes pushed things a little too far with this oh-no-he-didn't! story about Spiegel givingMark Zuckerberg the brush off. Turns out, uh, no he didn't.
Brian Stelter's move to CNN seems to really be paying off.
Today in Forgiveness: Disgraced former Scientific American blog editor and serial harasser Bora Zivkovic attempted a return to blogging. So far it's not going very well. It's linked in both the previous tabs, but still don't miss this hilariously roundabout 5,000 word apologia by Zivkovic's friend Anton Zuiker.
Rap Genius is back on Google. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Gun marketer (sorry, "journalist") Dick Metcalf is sad that his suggestion that all rights have some limits led to his readership of heavily-armed fanatics turning on him. The NYT piece makes it clear that gun magazines are captured gun industry mouthpieces to an extent that would make even tech bloggers blush.
Oh, Penis Tree. Hyperobjects. Best acts of Wikipedia vandalism (skip to #11). What is the source code shown in films and TV? (I ALWAYS wonder this!) Payment Service Name Generator. STFU Parents Christmas edition. Execution by dog was misconstrued satire, which we at Tabs consider part of the "hoax" family. Canada is burning its science libraries.
Felix Salmon points out that Netflix has responded to the steep decline in streaming content it offers by dumbing down its own recommendations and going for duration instead of satisfaction.
Kara Swisher questions what the implications of Yahoo's absolutely not impending sale of Yahoo Answers might (or might not!) be for the company. SPOILER: this article literally doesn't make any sense at all.
Yesterday in Tabs: It's really cold in a lot of the US right now, so this is a good time to revisit this Outside Magazine story about what it's like to freeze to death. I think about this story pretty much weekly.
How Are We Extracting Naked Men From Our Washing Machines Today? Olive oil
Tomorrow in Tabs: Pacific Standard has a raft of new stories I haven't had a chance to read yet, but will. And CES started today which is sure to lead to tabs. Meanwhile, Paul Ford, Anil Dash and I visited CES Eastin our imaginations and liveblogged what we'd like to have seen.
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