Links and Notes - Wed, May 20, 2020

4:26 p.m.

It's still an overcast day. The wind speeds have increased some this afternoon. Temps were in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 20, 2020 3:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 61 F
Humidity : 42%
Wind Speed : E 15 mph
Barometer : 30.20 in
Dewpoint: 38 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 20, 2020 3:53 pm EDT
Weather : Light Rain
Temperature : 59 F
Humidity : 55%
Wind Speed : ENE 10 mph
Barometer : 30.22 in
Dewpoint: 43 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 20, 2020 3:55 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 58 F
Humidity : 49%
Wind Speed : ENE 8 mph
Wind Gust 18 mph
Barometer : 30.21 in
Dewpoint: 39 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


special weather statement
national weather service cleveland oh
244 pm edt wed may 20 2020

ohz003-007-210000-
lucas-ottawa-
including the cities of toledo and port clinton
244 pm edt wed may 20 2020

...brief period of lakeshore flooding possible through this
evening...

easterly winds have increased to 10 to 20 knots over lake erie
this afternoon. this will allow for water levels to rise over the
western basin of lake erie. water levels of 72 to 75 inches above
low water datum are expected at toledo through this evening
resulting in a potential brief period of lakeshore flooding.

note...the toledo water level gauge is currently not reporting.


Flood Warning issued May 20 at 4:10PM EDT until May 22 at 2:00AM EDT by NWS Cleveland

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Ohio...
Maumee River At Waterville
Portage River At Woodville
Scioto River Near Prospect
...Flood warning extended until late Thursday night...The flood
warning continues for
The Maumee River At Waterville.
* Until late Thursday night.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* The river has crested and will fall below flood stage Thursday
evening.
* At 13.0 feet...Floodwaters can back up through storm drains onto
Water Street in Waterville making roads inaccessible.

12:29 p.m.

It's an overcast, cool day, but this is by far the best day for migrating warblers existing around our home. For about 40 minutes this morning, I observed 12 species of warblers while standing in the back driveway. I heard and saw a Golden-winged Warbler, high up in an oak tree over our backdoor. I looked nearly straight up at the bird. It foraged around the hanging clumps of mature oak tree flower.

The oak flower looks mature. It has a yellowish-brown color. It has not started to fall yet, but the warblers are foraging around the oak flower clumps. I suppose that tiny insects and/or larvae can be found among the oak flower.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 20, 2020 11:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 59 F
Humidity : 53%
Wind Speed : E 12 mph
Wind Gust 21 mph
Barometer : 30.22 in
Dewpoint: 42 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 20, 2020 11:53 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 58 F
Humidity : 53%
Wind Speed : E 12 mph
Barometer : 30.23 in
Dewpoint: 41 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 20, 2020 12:15 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 56 F
Humidity : 59%
Wind Speed : E 7 mph
Barometer : 30.23 in
Dewpoint: 42 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Flood Warning issued May 20 at 6:41AM EDT until May 22 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Cleveland

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Ohio...
Maumee River At Waterville
The flood warning continues for
The Maumee River At Waterville.
* Until late Thursday night.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast.
* At 13.0 feet...Floodwaters can back up through storm drains onto
Water Street in Waterville making roads inaccessible.


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
351 am edt wed may 20 2020

ohz003-007>009-210800-
lucas-ottawa-sandusky-erie-
351 am edt wed may 20 2020

...lakeshore flood warning in effect until 10 pm edt this evening...

this hazardous weather outlook is for north central ohio and
northwest ohio.

.day one...today and tonight.

please listen to noaa weather radio or go to weather.gov on the
internet for more information about the following hazards.

lakeshore flood warning.

.days two through seven...thursday through tuesday.

no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 20, 2020 12:08 am

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 61. East wind 11 to 14 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind 9 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A slight chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Links

The corporate siloing of podcasting increases. People expected this.

https://mediagazer.com/200519/p16#a200519p16

Joe Rogan's podcast, which he said had ~190M downloads/month in 2019, will become a Spotify exclusive this year; his YouTube will no longer have full episodes

When it's siloed or walled off, then it's no longer a podcast.

Discussion:
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab: By securing Joe Rogan's insanely popular show, Spotify gets closer to complete domination of the podcast space
Joe Rogan / @joerogan: Announcement: the podcast is moving to spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify,... https://www.instagram.com/...
Naomi / Spotify: ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ Launches Exclusive Partnership with Spotify
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Unlike Bill Simmons, Spotify isn't buying @joerogan - it's locking him up for a multiyear licensing deal. But, unlike The Ringer and other pod deals Spotify has made, this will be exclusive: You'll have to listen to him on Spotify by the end of this year. https://twitter.com/...
Lucas Shaw / @lucas_shaw: Spotify's deal for Joe Rogan: Much smaller than The Ringer and Gimlet ($200M+). Bigger than Parcast ($about $50M). The ultimate payout depends on performance (of Rogan, and Spotify's whole pod business). https://www.bloomberg.com/...
Todd Spangler / Variety: Joe Rogan Will Bring His Podcast Exclusively to Spotify
Tom Jones / Poynter: President Donald Trump is obsessed with the media. There's no other way to put it.
Marques Brownlee / @mkbhd: Biggest deal in the media landscape I've seen in a while. This is arguably the #1 podcast in the world. Fully independent. Multiplatform. Suddenly it's Spotify only by the end of the year. Great move for Spotify. Wild for the rest. https://twitter.com/...
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter: Joe Rogan Inks Exclusive Multiyear Podcast Deal With Spotify
Lucas Shaw / @lucas_shaw: Seeing a lot of speculation about the price of the Joe Rogan deal. My only tip: doubt anyone who gives you one fixed #. https://twitter.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Rogan was an obvious target for Spotify, but he comes with risk: Now Daniel Ek and co will find themselves responding to any controversy Rogan courts. By, say, interviewing Alex Jones. https://twitter.com/...
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors: Spotify Signs ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ Podcast to Exclusive Multi-Year Deal
Podcast Movement: The Joe Rogan Experience to Become a Spotify Exclusive
Jake Hanrahan / @jake_hanrahan: Hope this means Spotify is building some kind of platform to rival YouTube. Any pro service similar to YT, but with even 20% less censorship, would tank YT, relegate them to second place, or force them to stop oppressive measures. All outcomes are good. https://www.theverge.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Gus Cuddy / The Curtain: The Curtain 58: Could film and theatre converge? 🎥
Spotify Newsletter: Spotify News: Spotify, Joe Rogan in Podcast Deal
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: WSJ puts Spotify's Rogan deal at >$100mm plus, with caveats (don't know how many years, don't know size of bonuses, etc). https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Evo Terra / @evoterra: “It's not a podcast unless it's available on every podcast directory and app!” said no one involved with moving the Joe Rogan Experience exclusively to Spotify in a few months: https://newsroom.spotify.com/ ...
Marco Arment / @marcoarment: Fuck Spotify, and fuck any “podcast” that's only playable in one app.
Dan Benjamin / @danbenjamin: The so-called “future of podcasting” is exactly as I predicted it would be: media figures dominating the space, locked in to big providers. https://www.theverge.com/...
Joe Norman / @normonics: Alternate headline: Rogan's podcast peaks in its influence by September https://twitter.com/...
Branden Hampton / @ceo: Wow. This is huge. First mover toward podcast content syndication. Remember, these are not just podcasts, they're SHOWS. Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu; these companies can pay a fee to acquire the rights to them. https://twitter.com/...
Daniel Ek / @eldsjal: Very excited to have JRE x @joerogan exclusively on Spotify! https://newsroom.spotify.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
@semil: Howard Stern : Sirius :: Rogan : Spotify Stern is a high bar. He got the A+ celebs. Rogan (I'm a fan) is long-tail, but broader topic set. I like it. https://twitter.com/...
Chamatkar Sandhu / @sandhumma: Power move by Spotify. Congratulations to Joe Rogan. https://www.theverge.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: To beat this into the ground: Like many of the big tech/content companies, Spotify describes itself as a platform/marketplace, where they aren't directly involved in the stuff people make/consume. But now they're directly employing someone who's a lightning rod. https://twitter.com/...
Jon Passantino / @passantino: Never felt more certain in my decision to subscribe to Apple Music https://www.theverge.com/...
M.G. Siegler / @mgsiegler: NOW begun, the podcast wars have. 😮🎙 https://twitter.com/...
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: Im sorry. How many downloads a month? How can that possibly my be a real number?! https://twitter.com/...
Mike / @nongaap: “Spotify said in a press release that Rogan retains creative control over his show. It didn't disclose how much it spent on the deal.” Buys Gimlet last year. Goes exclusive with Rogan this year. This has to be a big number, right? https://www.theverge.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Ian Schafer / @ischafer: They'll be wanting to distance themselves from him within 6 months. https://twitter.com/...
Natalie Jarvey / @natjarv: The Joe Rogan Experience is consistently one of the top podcasts on Apples charts so this will be a big blow to them, even if the show won't be exclusive to Spotify immediately
@saradietschy: HOLY CRAP. If this means no more YouTube he had to have gotten paid how much?!? $20-$50 million????? 😳😳😳 https://twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Chris Messina / @chrismessina: RIP podcasting as we knew it https://twitter.com/...
Rich Greenfield / @richlightshed: Bold move by @eldsjal @spotify $SPOT — taking @joerogan exclusive Spotify is playing to win in podcasting https://twitter.com/...
Tom Ley / @toley88: You were so steamed about the union that you unfollowed a bunch of your own employees! Come on bro. https://www.vulture.com/... https://twitter.com/...
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ Podcast Will Be Exclusive to Spotify
Jason Aycock / Seeking Alpha: Spotify +7.7% as it locks down Joe Rogan rights
Kathryn Krawczyk / The Week: Anonymous Roe v. Wade plaintiff says she was paid to change her mind on abortion
Kevin Goldberg / Discover Pods: Joe Rogan joins Spotify as exclusive podcast
Axios: Joe Rogan to move podcast exclusively to Spotify
Brooke Steinberg / New York Post: Joe Rogan's podcast is moving exclusively to Spotify
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider: ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to ditch Apple Podcasts, YouTube for Spotify
Fortune: Spotify shares soar on news of Joe Rogan's exclusive podcast deal
Aaron Holmes / Business Insider: Joe Rogan's podcast is moving exclusively to Spotify …
Evan Selleck / iDownloadBlog.com: ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast is becoming a Spotify exclusive
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to become a Spotify exclusive, leaving Apple Podcasts
more at Techmeme »

https://mediagazer.com/200519/p18#a200519p18

Source: Joe Rogan's Spotify deal will likely be worth $100M+; his full 11-year library will hit Spotify Sept. 1 and be exclusive to Spotify before year's end


A look at the shoddily produced news channel OAN, whose viewership remains a mystery even as Trump keeps boosting it when he has a lover's spat with Fox News

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/trumps-favorite-tv-network-post-parody/611353/


ClickHole returns and starts publishing as a new, employee-owned website, about four months after being acquired by Cards Against Humanity

https://www.vulture.com/2020/05/clickhole-returns.html

Quebec City's Le Soleil, which formed Canada's largest newsroom cooperative after its bankruptcy under a year ago, says it's now flourishing during the pandemic

https://ijnet.org/en/story/quebec-newsroom-launches-co-op-fend-bankruptcy

A new nonprofit publication called BridgeDetroit launches with $5M in donations and foundation funding, including from Knight Foundation and Center for Michigan

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/media/bridgedetroit-launches-community-news-platform-5-million-funding

https://www.axios.com/theskimm-digital-membership-teal-12ff9c44-4628-4252-a1df-0c581ecba0d7.html

Source: Greyhound, a Tom Hanks World War II movie Sony planned for theatrical release on Father's Day, to premiere on Apple TV+ after an auction and a $70M deal

https://deadline.com/2020/05/tom-hanks-greyhound-apple-tv-wwii-action-film-apple-wins-auction-1202938467/


Profile of Occupy Democrats, a Facebook page employing meme tactics on the left that regularly outperforms pages for President Trump, Daily Caller, and Fox News

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/us/politics/occupy-democrats-facebook.html

politics, social media, and our national political press corps are the scourges of the country. i do not participate in politics nor social media because that's what intellectually evolving people do.

it's interesting that the media praises this type of behavior because it supports "their" team. ???


speaking of media and devolving ...

NYT says it will stop using third-party data to target ads in 2021, building a first-party data platform instead, starting with 45 proprietary audience segments

https://www.axios.com/new-york-times-advertising-792b3cd6-4bdb-47c3-9817-36601211a79d.html

Discussion:
Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: You can tell who does and who doesn't understand how internet ads work based on their kneejerk reaction to this story. Watching people cheer it on, despite it being the exact opposite of what they think is mindblowing. https://www.axios.com/...
Craig Mod / @craigmod: This is great but what would be greater is a natively totally ad-free experience as a subscriber: https://www.axios.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: The @nytimes continues to fundamentally reshape itself, well beyond any news organization in the US, in many different ways. @axios: The New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data https://www.axios.com/...?
Jake Williams / @malwarejake: Really excited to see NYT move to phase out 3rd party advertising data. I hope both advertisers and NYT see success with this model and we see it replicated elsewhere. https://www.axios.com/...
Dino A. Dai Zovi / @dinodaizovi: I applaud this more privacy-friendly move by @nytimes. It's good to differentiate first-party data from use of a service, which most people can understand and reason about vs. the more nebulous 3rd-party data ad targeting. https://www.axios.com/...
Olivia Solon / @oliviasolon: A bold decision and one that few publications have the resources to pull off. It will also relieve journalists who write about privacy issues from the flood of “look at all your ad trackers” tweets every time they publish https://www.axios.com/...
Ram Parameswaran / @ram: Just unsubscribed from the $NYT. What is the point of the subscriber fee I'm paying if not for privacy? A bit of double dipping going on here.... https://twitter.com/...
@kdbyproxy: @zackkanter @Heminator Where does it say the NYT will be “selling user data directly to advertisers”? And how is this anticompetitive? https://twitter.com/...
@freedomofpress: The New York Times will stop using third parties to collect reader data for advertisers. A small step in the right direction towards a more privacy-friendly news environment https://www.axios.com/...
@pinboard: Calling out hypocrisy and conflicts of interest at the New York Times when it fails to disclose a financial interest in articles on surveillance has been consistently treated as the lowest form of “gotcha” trolling https://twitter.com/...
Matt Stoller / @matthewstoller: Again, more incoherence due to the privacy frame. There's nothing wrong with a publisher collecting data on its audience and targeting them. The New York Times has a direct relationship with its audience. https://twitter.com/...
@auren: all news organizations are becoming data companies. and all data companies (like Bloomberg) are becoming news organizations. https://twitter.com/...
Allen Tan / @tealtan: whispers this is a great and long overdue move, I only wish that it didn't take GDPR / ad-blockers to force this move by publishers https://www.axios.com/...
Martin Sfp Bryant / @martinsfp: Very interesting to see the NYT bring its ad targeting in-house, phasing out all third-party ad data. Not every publisher can do this (at the moment) but it feels like something that will happen more often https://www.axios.com/...
David Carroll / @profcarroll: 🔜No more “actually but your site tracks too” reply guys under articles that investigate adtech https://www.axios.com/...
Amee Vanderpool / @girlsreallyrule: The New York Times will no longer use 3rd-party data to target ads come 2021 and it is building out a proprietary first-party data platform that will force them to rely on data that they collect directly from their users. YOUR DATA. https://www.axios.com/...
Nicholas Dawes / @nicdawes: A huge step, but not easily generalized from: “This can only work because we have 6 million subscribers and millions more registered users that we can identify and because we have a breadth of content”. Smaller outlets will need a different road to liberation from awful ad-tech. https://twitter.com/...
@antoniogm: Reporters of course will deny and and all knowledge of all this, which has the dual benefit of not having to acknowledge how they get paid, and making their coverage of ad tech even more simple-minded and moralistic.
@antoniogm: What's this mean in practice? It means there will be a menu of segments (based on your data) for “Young Influencers” and “Suburban Affluents” or whatever BS their PMM cooks up. But since the NYT allows 3rd-party ad serving, it'll all leak and be used elsewhere too. https://twitter.com/...
Zack Kanter / @zackkanter: Wow. Adtech giant NYT ($800m ARR, $6B valuation) to begin selling user data directly to advertisers. Scary, anticompetitive trend led by corporate journalism - local news outlets just can't compete with closed tech platforms like this. https://www.axios.com/...
Antonio Garca Martnez / @antoniogm: HAHAHAHA Let me translate. Due to GDPR penalizing third-party data, and due to the advantages granted thereby to large first-party repositories of data, the NYT is precisely emulating FB and becoming a data collector (but with worse privacy probably). https://www.axios.com/...
Mat Yurow / @myurow: Good on The Times for leaning into the future. Takes courage and focus to rip the bandaid in the midst of a cratering ad market. Many others would simply try to stop the bleeding. NYT's commitment to consumer revenue affords them this luxury. https://www.axios.com/...
@alex: why give user data to third-parties when their rates suck? interesting https://www.axios.com/...
Patrick Howell O'Neill / @howelloneill: The New York Times is phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data to improve user privacy https://www.axios.com/...
Aron Pilhofer / @pilhofer: Interesting, but not sure it's exclamation point-worthy. Also worth noting: The NYT has removed FB tracking pixels, but Twitter remains, as do dozens of others. This is not going to be easy, in other words. https://twitter.com/...
David Uberti / @daviduberti: The NYT is nixing third-party data to target ads out of privacy concerns. Interesting and new slice of media haves vs. have nots https://www.axios.com/... via @sarafischer https://twitter.com/...
Gaurav Mishra / Digital Experience: Who owns the new oil? — We've seen examples like Toy4Us …
more at Techmeme »

https://mediagazer.com/200519/p8#a200519p8

Good observations from the so-called discussion area attached to the mediagazer link:

Craig Mod / @craigmod: This is great but what would be greater is a natively totally ad-free experience as a subscriber:

Yep. I won't pay if I receive ads. If the ads exist on their own section, and it's a choice that I have to make to view the ads, then that would be acceptable. But it's unacceptable to me for media orgs to display ads on article pages for paying customers.

Un-welcomed ads equals unsubscribing.

Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: You can tell who does and who doesn't understand how internet ads work based on their kneejerk reaction to this story. Watching people cheer it on, despite it being the exact opposite of what they think is mindblowing.

Ram Parameswaran / @ram: Just unsubscribed from the $NYT. What is the point of the subscriber fee I'm paying if not for privacy? A bit of double dipping going on here.

The opposition will incorrectly counter with the fact that print newspapers displayed the ads for subscribers. Yeah, that's print, and that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries. But now we are discussing the web in the 21st century. It's intellectually dishonest to compare print newspapers to websites. Show me the ad trackers that existed in a print newspaper.

If I view a Toledo Blade article on the web that was published in the year 2000, will I see the ads that were displayed when the article first appeared on the web in the year 2000, or will I see current ads? Based upon the Blade's current CMS, I will see today's ads in old web articles.

If I pick up a print newspaper from 1970, it will not contain updated ads, representing May 2020. That 1970 print newspaper will continue to display the same ads that the paper contained when it was printed in 1970. How about that.

@pinboard: Calling out hypocrisy and conflicts of interest at the New York Times when it fails to disclose a financial interest in articles on surveillance has been consistently treated as the lowest form of “gotcha” trolling

Aron Pilhofer / @pilhofer: Interesting, but not sure it's exclamation point-worthy. Also worth noting: The NYT has removed FB tracking pixels, but Twitter remains, as do dozens of others. This is not going to be easy, in other words.

And now the deranged observations:

Jake Williams / @malwarejake: Really excited to see NYT move to phase out 3rd party advertising data. I hope both advertisers and NYT see success with this model and we see it replicated elsewhere.

Go ahead and replicate it elsewhere. I won't pay for anything. Will that harm local media orgs? Not my problem.

When media orgs mistreat customers, then those orgs should not be surprised if they lose customers.

Dino A. Dai Zovi / @dinodaizovi: I applaud this more privacy-friendly move by @nytimes. It's good to differentiate first-party data from use of a service, which most people can understand and reason about vs. the more nebulous 3rd-party data ad targeting.

If web advertising exist, especially targeted ads, then privacy is probably being violated. The best privacy is for media orgs to end their reliance on ads.

Olivia Solon / @oliviasolon: A bold decision and one that few publications have the resources to pull off. It will also relieve journalists who write about privacy issues from the flood of “look at all your ad trackers” tweets every time they publish

The NY Times is an outlier. It cannot be compared to the Toledo Blade and other local media orgs. Apples and oranges.

This part is absurd: "It will also relieve journalists who write about privacy issues from the flood of “look at all your ad trackers” tweets every time they publish"

It might relieve NY Times journalists but not other journalists if their obscene web designs use advertising. And since the NY Times will continue to use ads, then I question the claim about alleged privacy gains for users.

People need to continue to shame and ridicule media orgs for their usage of potentially nefarious ad trackers on their websites.

@freedomofpress: The New York Times will stop using third parties to collect reader data for advertisers. A small step in the right direction towards a more privacy-friendly news

Goody gumdrops for that person, but I won't fund small steps. I read the Blade with my own web app that does not display ads and download trackers. If I cannot read the Blade in a humane and safe manner, then I will cancel my subscription.

Matt Stoller / @matthewstoller: Again, more incoherence due to the privacy frame. There's nothing wrong with a publisher collecting data on its audience and targeting them. The New York Times has a direct relationship with its audience.

And it's perfectly fine for people to choose not to subscribe to media orgs because users do not want their data collected for the purpose of ad-targeting.

And when journalists tell people to subscribe to local media, it's perfectly fine to respond with no thank you.

David Carroll / @profcarroll: 🔜No more “actually but your site tracks too” reply guys under articles that investigate adtech

False. The NY Times will continue to collect user data for ad-targeting, even for subscribers.

Journalists are overly-sensitive. And again, that person's feeble comment will only apply to the NY Times and no other media org that whines about other companies collecting user data.

Nicholas Dawes / @nicdawes: A huge step, but not easily generalized from: “This can only work because we have 6 million subscribers and millions more registered users that we can identify and because we have a breadth of content”. Smaller outlets will need a different road to liberation from awful ad-tech.

The road to liberation is to stop using ads. Find a more humane business model.

I don't know what this comment is, other than humorous.

Zack Kanter / @zackkanter: Wow. Adtech giant NYT ($800m ARR, $6B valuation) to begin selling user data directly to advertisers. Scary, anticompetitive trend led by corporate journalism - local news outlets just can't compete with closed tech platforms like this.

Another humorous comment:

Antonio Garca Martnez / @antoniogm: HAHAHAHA Let me translate. Due to GDPR penalizing third-party data, and due to the advantages granted thereby to large first-party repositories of data, the NYT is precisely emulating FB and becoming a data collector (but with worse privacy probably).


Introducing Facebook Shops (fb.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23237819

Blogging Is Not Dead (garron.blog)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23237559

The State of the AWK (lwn.net)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23240800

Why Is This Website Port Scanning Me? (nullsweep.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23246170

The silence of the owls (knowablemagazine.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23248779

It's 2020 and I'm using image maps (videoinu.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23243299

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Ghosn Escape from Japan (wsj.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23247228

New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data (axios.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23235141


https://clickhole.com/not-fucking-worth-it-the-insane-schedule-and-diet-this-blogger-says-she-follows-to-keep-her-mental-health-in-check-sounds-way-worse-than-just-being-depressed/
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https://www.zeldman.com/2020/05/16/its-a-good-day/


facebook stock reaches its all-time high. after all of the so-called scandals and after all of the billions of people deleting their facebook accounts (obviously not), facebook gets richer.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-5-day-winning-streak-153331214.html

A Facebook Inc. rally pushed shares of the social-media company to a record on Wednesday.

Facebook rose as much as 6% to $230.33, extending a winning streak to the fifth-consecutive day. Facebook’s previous closing high was on Jan. 29 at $223.23. The stock has now gained 11% for the year and 56% since March 16.

Investors have embraced big technology companies with strong balance sheets and revenue growth amid the coronavirus pandemic.


president tweety is funny.

https://www.jpost.com/omg/joe-bidens-nickname-for-us-president-trump-president-tweety-628659

In a statement to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Victory Fund’s progressive summit on Monday, the former vice president said that “Trump is out there tweeting again this morning. I call him ‘President Tweety.’”

Biden's use of a nickname for Trump has also come in response to the president's various nicknames for the former vice president, including “Creepy Joe,” “Sleepy Joe,” “Quid Pro Joe,” “China Joe” and “1% Joe.”