Dead tree edition

In thinking about the algorithms post of last week, I checked my Facebook feed last night as things were going wrong in Ferguson, Missouri, again. Sure enough, it was all cat videos and high school reunions. This morning I checked it again and there wasn’t a lot on Ferguson which probably reflects who I follow on Facebook, but there was at least some commentary and linking.

When the algorithm gets in the way of showing you what’s happening now, if you have to wait until the next day or go below the fold to see what happened last night, how is your medium any better than a newspaper?