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“Everyone’s for Sale”: A Generation of Digital-Media Darlings Prepares for a Frigid Winter | Vanity Fair
Vice, Vox, and BuzzFeed, among other companies that once heralded the dawn of a new media age, are now grappling with decidedly old-media problems.
Vox  Buzzfeed  Vice  media  review  critique  results  VanityFair  2018 
8 days ago by inspiral
Amazon's Website Has Tons Of Errors. Somehow It Doesn't Matter.
How does a powerful, innovative behemoth megacorporation repeatedly fail at its most basic task: running a website?
Amazon  websitedesign  userexperience  review  critique  Buzzfeed  2018 
15 days ago by inspiral
Sixteen libraries that look like Hogwarts IRL | BuzzFeed
The Suzzallo Reading Room at the University of Washington is second on the list of libraries that look like the one featured in the Harry Potter series.
Buzzfeed  !UWitM  2018  natl  Suzzallo.Library 
17 days ago by uwnews
buzzfeed/sso: sso, aka S.S.Octopus, aka octoboi, is a single sign-on solution for securing internal services
sso, aka S.S.Octopus, aka octoboi, is a single sign-on solution for securing internal services - buzzfeed/sso
golang  oauth2  auth  authentication  sso  buzzfeed 
18 days ago by pinterb
Blue Apron Faces A Class Action Labor Lawsuit That Could Cost The Company Millions
“Blue Apron employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that they weren’t paid overtime, or for meal breaks, among other labor law violations. They are seeking back pay for missed wages and a trial by jury.”

(via: https://twitter.com/fraying/status/1064969502855618560)
blueapron  buzzfeed  2018  via:fraying 
23 days ago by handcoding
Welcome To The Dystopia: People Are Arguing Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored Or Not
To sum it up: A historically unreliable narrator who works for a conspiracy website tweets out a video in order to show alleged bad behavior on the part of a journalist. The clip goes viral. The White House picks up and disseminates that video and uses it as proof to ban the journalist from reporting at the White House. Outraged journalists decry the White House's use of a video taken from a historically unreliable narrator. Then, users attempt to debunk the video as "actual fake news." Others, unclear if the video is fake, urge caution, suggesting the media may be jumping the gun. An argument breaks out over the intricate technical details of doctoring a clip.

The entire ordeal is a near perfect example of a scenario disinformation experts have predicted and warned of, where the very threat of video manipulation can lead to a blurring of reality. "These technological underpinnings [of AI and photoshop, and editing programs lead] to the increasing erosion of trust,” computational propaganda researcher Renee DiResta told BuzzFeed News in early 2018. “It makes it possible to cast aspersions on whether videos — or advocacy for that matter — are real.”
twitter  disinfo  disinformation  buzzfeed  video  reality  fake-news  photoshop 
5 weeks ago by jm
25 Pubs You Must Drink In Before You Die
11. The Britons Protection, Manchester
18. The Eagle and Child, Oxford
21. Crown Posada, Newcastle
pubs  beer  lists  Buzzfeed 
6 weeks ago by petej
12 Fitness Influencers Who Aren't A Size 2 And Don't Want To Be
"These [people] are encouraging others to confidently enter the fitness world and continue to get stronger, and that is a message that we stand behind."
fatness  health  HAES  activity  fitness  buzzfeed  inspiration 
6 weeks ago by laurenipsum

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