John Battelle's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
    Photo: Andy Molloy/ Kennebec Journal/ AP Photo The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through the forest, rock to root to rock, every step memorized. Not a boot print left behind. It...
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  2. The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson
    What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves? It's a question on the minds of nearly every resident, who know the camera crews will eventually fold up their sticks and pack up their vans, the West Florissant...
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  3. A Ferguson Story on 'Conflicting Accounts' Seems to Say 'Trust Us'
    Want an object lesson in the problems of dubious equivalency and anonymous sources? Look no further than Wednesday’s Times, where a highly fraught question — precisely how, in Ferguson, Mo., a black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot by a white...
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  4. Concert Giant Ticketfly Acquires Last-Minute Ticket App WillCall
    WillCall is a pretty concert app, but its weakness was a lack of deals with venues to get tickets to sell. Well no more, as today it was acquired by Ticketfly, the second-biggest concert ticket seller in America, which has relationships with...
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  5. The retro-futuristic future of blogging
    As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Lockhart Steele, founder of the Curbed...
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