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Daily Read – The Tony Edition – 6/9/2014

Today’s Daily Read delves into The Mighty Ducks, the question of whether Twitter is failing, fat people on airplanes, and the last of the free music subscriptions.

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Twitter’s in Trouble. Here’s How It Can Avoid Becoming the Next AOL

(www.wired.com)

“Users are abandoning the service, growth has been stagnant and social media pundits wonder if Twitter is heading toward irrelevance.”

by @mpiskorski

Can These Faces Save CNN?

(www.cnn.com)

“How to fix CNN is one of those enduring media puzzles that just might, it sometime seems, nag forever at true news believers.”

by @MichaelWolffNYC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup

(www.youtube.com)

“John Oliver’s excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with the upcoming tournament and the staggering allegations of corruption against FIFA.”

Minimum Wage: Who Makes It?

(www.nytimes.com)

“Minimum-wage increases could appear on the ballot in as many as 34 states this year. President Obama has also proposed increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10, from $7.25. Who makes the minimum wage, and who would be affected by any of the proposed increases?”

by @econjared

The ‘Mighty Ducks’ Trilogy: An Oral History

(www.time.com)

“To commemorate the 20th anniversary of ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks,’ TIME spoke with the cast and crew to get the full story behind the making of the trilogy”

by @doddsef

Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

(www.nytimes.com)

“Late last Thursday, I stopped at the fruit stand and some big, vivid red grapes caught my eye. The vendor said a two-pound bunch would be $6, which seemed steep. I was about to tell him as much, and then came to my senses and gave him the money.”

by @carr2n

Making Dumb Phones Smart

(www.qz.com)

This might be the worst Facebook experience ever.

by @sruthijith

Why are we so bothered by fat people on airplanes?

(www.dailydot.com)

Then two things happened: September 11th and I got fat.”

by @sesmithwrites

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