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Jun 04
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Over the past year, I’ve contributed a half dozen more stories to Forbes.com. Not under my own name, but as a ghost writer for a couple different CEOs. For that work I was paid—no exaggeration— TEN times what Forbes ever paid me to write for its site, but Forbes paid nothing for those pieces. That’s the new media system, with “content” at its core. And by the way, it’s not just Forbes. My ghostwritten posts have appeared on VentureBeat, Pando Daily, Entrepreneur.com, and I’m sure a few more that I’m forgetting.

Most of the ghost writers and content producers I know are women, ditto the journalists-turned-internal editors and “content strategists” for companies, and 90 percent of their work is for male CEOs.

— Obviously the nature of this sort of work makes research a bit difficult, but I’d love to see a breakdown of this. Because when women aren’t allowed into profitable and/or paying and/or career-oriented journalism positions — or are pushed out — they have to go somewhere. (via katherinestasaph)

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mtv:

Let the VMA Red Carpet begin!! Our first arrival is Snooki!

definitely did not recognize snooki

mtv:

Let the VMA Red Carpet begin!! Our first arrival is Snooki!

definitely did not recognize snooki

Jul 07
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Bookstagram

Bookstagram

Mar 10
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somanyshrimp:

Young Scooter - Don’t Lie

I posted this back in Nov. & it’s somehow generated 1800+ plays since.

Feb 26
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caseylalonde:

Why Daft Punk’s New Album Will Matter.
(image source: daftpunk.com)

Oh yeah, I wrote this awhile back.

caseylalonde:

Why Daft Punk’s New Album Will Matter.

(image source: daftpunk.com)

Oh yeah, I wrote this awhile back.

Jan 19
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The average Manhattan apartment, at $3,973 a month, costs almost $2,800 more than the average rental nationwide. The average sale price of a home in Manhattan last year was $1.46 million, according to a recent Douglas Elliman report, while the average sale price for a new home in the United States was just under $230,000. The middle class makes up a smaller proportion of the population in New York than elsewhere in the nation. New Yorkers also live in a notably unequal place. Household incomes in Manhattan are about as evenly distributed as they are in Bolivia or Sierra Leone — the wealthiest fifth of Manhattanites make 40 times more than the lowest fifth, according to 2010 census data.

What Is Middle-Class in Manhattan? - NYTimes.com (via zainyk)

…But absolutely nothing is stopping Manhattanites from moving away from New York to Houston or Phoenix and taking advantage of the cheaper rents there. 

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uh, jobs?

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