With Facebook de-prioritizing news stories in its users feeds, some nearly two billion Facebook devotees are going to see big changes in their news consumption habits. And of course, hundreds of publishers are going to see big changes in their revenue and audience-growth models. This week, we talk about news on the internet—how we read it, where we read it, and how we share it. We also say farewell to David Pierce, who is leaving WIRED this week. This will be his last Gadget Lab episode.
Some notes: The changes at Facebook. Aggregators and curators to check out: Digg, Nuzzel, and Flipboard. Recommendations this week: The Tedium newsletter, Cocaine & Rhinestones, and Casey Newton’s The Interface newsletter.
Send the hosts feedback on their personal Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric, David Pierce is @pierce, and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme song is by Solar Keys.
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