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Where did social media lunge ugly?
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Where did social media lunge ugly?

For most of my life, the Internet, particularly its social media — BBSes, Usenet, LiveJournal, blogosphere, even MySpace, early Twitter and Facebook — consistently made people happier. But roughly 5 years ago it began to consistently make people more miserable. What changed? I posted that question to Twitter a week ago, and the most notable…

It’s no longer so apparent that this VC company is raring on affect
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It’s no longer so apparent that this VC company is raring on affect

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Obvious Ventures was founded in 2014 by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, along with Vishal Vasishth and James Joaquin. Its mission? To invest in startups that make a positive impact on the world. It’s a bold idea, and in its marketing…

MoviePass parent’s CEO discusses the provider’s rocky yr
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MoviePass parent’s CEO discusses the provider’s rocky yr

In the space of a few months, MoviePass went from being the hottest startup on the block to a cautionary tale about growing too big, too fast. By the time the summer of MoviePass came to an end, the company that was going to permanently disrupt the box office was hemorrhaging money. It changed its…