Before he was Blippi, a Mister Rogers for the YouTube age, he was Steezy Grossman, and he pooped on his friend.
Antonio García MartínezI am quoted in this Blippi bombshell as I am a Blippi expert.
Note how PBS produced the saintly and wise Mr. Rogers, but the metrics-driven world of YouTube produced Blippi, a man who pivoted successfully from projectile diarrhea to juvenile ear worms.
Facebook security monitors users who have made aggressive comments, as well as former employees, through a "be on lookout" or "BOLO" list. It can use its apps and web sites to track the location of these people as it deems necessary.
Antonio García MartínezBecause of course the unhinged people who threaten Facebook or its employees are avid users of Facebook. Of course they are.
Historians’ failure to tell a common American national story has ceded the field to charlatans offering their own twisted versions—and allowed a dangerous strain of American nationalism to take hold.
Antonio García MartínezThis rousing defense of creedal nationalism is really something.
Nationalism is like religion: you can ignore it or pretend it doesn't matter, but that just leaves the field to the most craven and unscrupulous.
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
Antonio García MartínezSo are you in the crowd ending up on the spaceship in 'Elysium', or left behind on the earthly hellscape?
Better make sure your kid gets into Stanford. No pressure, Knox (or Madison or Elias).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's state of the state (all times local):
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's ending the state's effort to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los...
We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it's complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe.
Antonio García MartínezFascinating piece by @kevin2kelly on augmented reality, and its nearer-than-you-think future, AKA, 'Mirrorworld'.
Also, the ads targeting is going to be absolutely lit. Billion dollar media empires will be built on this.
Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism - Kindle edition by Eric Burns. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and...
Antonio García MartínezFor those interested in the early history of American journalism, particularly around the revolution, I recommend 'Infamous Scribblers', a very readable and funny account of that time. The FF were just the most ruthless and opportunistic trolls, ever.
The future of journalism is more partisan and supported by more diverse revenue streams—in other words, like the journalism of 200 years ago.
Antonio García MartínezMy latest for @WIRED on the state of journalism (and by extension, democracy). Unlike many, I'm hopeful. Journalism isn't dying. We're on the cusp of a new golden age in journalism, in fact.
Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about selling their company to Spotify. Then later in the show, Fortune Media Group CEO Alan Murray sits down with Peter to talk about selling Fortune to a Thai...
The payment app is great technology but bad for millennials' mental health.
Antonio García MartínezAmong the various American social rituals I'm just barely European enough to find odd, this business of splitting bills socially is a big one.
And now with Venmo, you can create the social awkwardness even more easily and efficiently!