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From the annals of $75 billion origin stories

Jenny 8. Lee tweeted earlier today about Harvard’s prehistoric efforts to develop a virtual “facebook” in the mid-90s. The blog post she links to is somewhat interesting, somewhat tedious—although as former Dean of Harvard College Harry Lewis explains, his intention in publishing the emails is to bolster the “historical record,” not because the content of the … Continue reading

PEJ: Weiner Was Top Story in Press Last Week

Sigh. From June 6-12, the saga accounted for 17% of the newshole measured by the News Coverage Index of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. That makes the Weiner saga the fourth-most covered scandal involving elected officials since PEJ began tracking news in January 2007. Also: For the week, Weiner was easily … Continue reading

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