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First POST: On the Home Front

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 16 2014

On the Home Front

  • Traffic to the NY Times home page dropped by half in the last two years, prompting several "home page is dead" posts, from Quartz's Zachary Seward and the Atlantic's Derek Thompson

  • Ken Auletta continues to lead the pack with his New Yorker coverage of Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times.

  • Don't miss Rachel Sklar's reflection in Medium on Jill Abramson's power.

  • TechDirt's Mike Masnick says recent filings from the Obama Justice Department make clear, Americans apparently have no 4th Amendment protections when they communicate with foreigners.

  • Our Miranda Neubauer rounds up how net neutrality activists are gearing up for the upcoming comment period on the FCC's proposed new rules.

  • Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan are "not masters of their own domain" ... names,
    Mother Jones' Patrick Caldwell.

  • The Indian election on Twitter looks like a Christmas tree in this visualization.

  • Here's Google's live results page for the Indian election.

  • Apologies for the brevity of First POST today. We'll be back with a full slate of links Monday.