Tom Scocca's going to hate me for sending this, but you really should read his piece on smarm, the defining tone of modern media. It's relevant to us because by modern media I mean social media, and by social media I mean Buzzfeed and Upworthy, our two most vigorous competitors.
Watch this crazy video featuring a swarm of drones flying around. I just can't believe they weren't generated with a 3D animation program. They are real, flying in perfect choreography. Stunning work.
David Carr of the New York Times criticized gossipy Gawker items on Shep Smith which outed the Fox News anchor, first in passing and then more explicitly with a picture of his significantly younger boyfriend. But the Times — having said such articles are redundant and dated — is now ahead 3-2 in articles devoted to…
You really have to read this takedown by Hamilton Nolan — and the self-takedown by the Bustle founder in his New Yorker profile. It's the most comical startup story of the year. Sidenote: kudos to the photographer for the artful arrangement of laptops in the photoshoot.