Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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  1. Throwing a Party Without The Host
    Throwing a Party Without The HostHow users are hacking discovery into Facebook #Rooms Twenty-four hours ago, we launched Rooms, and something crazy has been happening since then: people are hacking together a feature that we didn’t build! Inspired...
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  2. What Matt Yglesias Doesn’t Understand About Book Publishing
    Matt Yglesias has a little “real talk” for us at Vox. Amazon is doing us all a favor, he says, by crushing the fundamentally useless middleman between author and reader: the book publisher. Yglesias’s piece is mostly a rehash of familiar arguments...
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  3. Barnacle goose freefall
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  4. Journalists need a point of view if they want to stay relevant
    Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. If extreme...
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  5. 6 reasons Elizabeth Warren should run for president
    Is Elizabeth Warren running for president? Maybe! In the past, when asked if she's running for president, Warren has been pretty clear: "I am not running for president," she said in June of 2014. "Do you want to put an exclamation point at the end...
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