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Reddit Emerges as Major News Source, Top Business Leaders, Nonstop Agency

The Content Strategist picks the day’s most relevant and interesting stories about the world of content from around the web. Here’s what you should be reading today, in case you missed it:

How Reddit Accidentally Became a Major News Source

Reddit is redefining the way we see journalism. Ad Week talks to Erik Martin in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre.

Top 10 Business Leaders Today

Forbes David K. Williams counts down the most influential people in business today, including PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi and, not surprisingly, Goggle’s Larry Page.

Ad Agency Proposes Even Longer Hours, Wants to Talk Around the Clock

Talk about being a slave to the grind … Seasoned agency exec Brian Mandelbaum is launching a 24-7 social media agency and looking to hire staff to fill those hours.

The agency “aims to fill what he says is an unmet need for clients when it comes to monitoring and leading online conversations outside of normal work hours,” reports.

6 Questions for Managing Cloud Costs

Startups are looking more and more to Amazon Web Services and paying through the nose for it. Forbes’ David Feinleib evaluates Cloud cost management products to find the most cost-effective solutions for business.

Sorry, Xerox Didn’t Invent the Internet

Wall Street Journal columnist L. Gordon Crovitz gave Xerox credit for starting the internet, but Xerox says he’s all wrong.

According to Wired, “Robert Metcalfe, researcher at PARC, invented Ethernet as a way to connect Xerox printers and the Alto computer,” Xerox spokesman Bill McKee said on Monday. “But inventing Ethernet is not the same as inventing the internet.”

Best Annual International Tech Startup Events
TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher selects his favorite annual events in Europe and the US. If you have the time and the money to hop the pond a few times over, your itinerary is now full.

Memes Becoming Mementos

Which came first: the bacon or the zombie? It’s not enough anymore to have an image live forever online, it has to live forever on your book case. Wired reports on the uber-meta fad of manufacturing meme.

Al Franken Not a Fan of Facebook’s Tagging Policy

According to, Franken wants Facebook to reconsider making tagging an opt-in rather than opt-out and argues that our privacy laws were not written with this kind of technology in mind.

“There are uses that should give us pause. Facebook may have created the world’s largest database without [the] knowledge of its users,” Franken said.

Does Your Subway Car Need a Sunroof?

In cool tech news, reports on a new train car “canopy” design, invented by British students, that allows subway riders to see the outside world, including landmarks they pass and the weather.

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