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The Daily Read – Shark Week Edition – 8/11/2014

Today’s Daily Read features a think piece about YO, more on Buzzfeed and it’s big investment, Windows 8 and more!

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Welcome back to another glorious Monday. This also means it’s time again for your Daily Read. Check out some of the best reads from over the weekend  and today.
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A Move to Go Beyond Lists for Content at BuzzFeed

(www.nytimes.com)

“Here are three completely crazy insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content start-up: 1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly viewers. 2. Numbered lists, like this one, are what the site is most famous for and drive much of its audience”

by @MikeIsaac

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me

(www.wired.com)

“There’s this great Andy Warhol quote you’ve probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.” You can buy posters and plates with pictures of Warhol, looking like the cover of a Belle & Sebastian album, with that phrase plastered across his face in Helvetica.”

by @Mat

 Yo: An App That Could Turn Out to Be Bigger Than Twitter

(www.wsj.com)

Yo has been derided by many as the world’s dumbest app. But Keywords columnist Christopher Mims says Yo might turn out to be bigger than Twitter.”

by @mims

The Lost Art Of Passwords

(www.salon.com)

These days we’re adopting increasingly complex passwords to protect our information. Here’s what we’re giving up.”

by Dr. Randy Malamud

Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

(www.techcrunch.com)

We’re starting to understand what’s next for Windows. Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements, and the like, it’s becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized and introduced will be scaled back in Microsoft’s next Windows build.”

by @Alex


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