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The best #RIPTwitter tweets curated by a human

The Twittersphere went berzerk yesterday when a rumor circulated that the Twitter timeline would be handed over to an algorithm with complete control over what you (the Twitter user) would see first in your (no longer personalized) timeline. 170 more words


One of the most difficult problems with writing contemporary YA is the lack of stakes

Your character wants something, but if they don’t get it, what happens? In a contemporary YA novel, usually the answer is, “Nothing.” Like seriously, they’re teens–what goal could they have that would entail major consequences? 660 more words


Alphabet, Facebook, IBM: Who Might Buy Twitter?

With next week’s earnings report from Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) expected to be dismal, the stock looks unlikely to reverse to the upside, and it could easily continue its downtrend since its initial public offering back at the end of 2013. 489 more words


Apple's US Smartphone Subscribers Slide Further in December

For the three-month period ending in December, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) lost 0.7% share of the U.S. smartphone subscriber market, and it led all original equipment manufacturers with a 42.9% share, down from 43.6% in the September ranking. 258 more words


Most artists don't have anything to say when they start out

It’s not at all uncommon for the author of some really trite and cliched piece of work to say, in an interview, “This is the story I was born to tell. 261 more words