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Philip Bump

Philip Bump is the Managing Editor of Daily Download. He has contributed to The Atlantic, The Daily, and Mediaite, covering the intersection of technology and the media.
  1. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drones

    This is how New York City covered the traffic in 1980.

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  2. Advertising is Hated — and Failing

    People hate ads, with two exceptions: A) Sometimes one particular ad campaign will strike the public fancy, or B) Sometimes people happen to be in the ad business and, thus, are paid to like ads.

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  3. You Might Be Breaking the Law, and Tumblr Might Pay the Price

    How many times have you broken the law today? Ten? Twenty? None, you say?

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    From the News desk

  4. Twitter is Good For News, But Can Be Bad For Politics -- Just Ask Richard Grenell

    Spontaneity is one of the things that makes Twitter so great. There’s a reason that live events keep breaking previous records for most Tweets. Watching Twitter in concert with a live event is like sitting in a big room to watch a show with a lot of amusing, interesting, and informed people... And more than a few idiots.

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  5. Book Buyers, Beware

    In a sense, there’s something nice about the fact that there are at least two genres of sketchy attempts to trick people into buying books. Who would have thought! In 2012!

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  6. How To Win the Attention Lottery

    Part of the promise of the Internet was that it provided anyone with a megaphone. Your blog post or Tweet could be read by anyone, anywhere around the world.

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  7. Blogging Is Dead, Long Live Sharing

    In past jobs, I’ve been tasked with getting my peers to share stories about their work. This, if you’ve never tried it, is a drag. People’s affection for their work is rarely so enthusiastic that they want to sit down and write up a few paragraphs about it, much less so if the work itself hasn’t been very successful.

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  8. Opinion: We Can't Seem To Stop Sharing Our Opinions

    Right now, inside the Supreme Court, justices have been hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. And outside, supporters and opponents are yelling, arguing for or against the legislation.

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