Today I read, avidly, your interview of Eli Pariser about Upworthy, sucking up the analysis and data eagerly, but then slowly drifting off as the possible solutions got warmer and fuzzier, coming to a head with the “more from Jessi Hempel” headline, “Sheryl Sandberg…” and the photo of a happy couple. The takeaway from the origional article was, sadly, a written description of a guy surfing off his …
In between there, I found myself thinking maybe I could just go to Upworthy and get a direct feed, since I think I now trust their motivations, and I don’t recall anything I have lately read with their tagline (have I blocked them, or are they not marketing themselves distinctly from their content?).
Anyway, what was my point? I have been reading a lot of stuff I consider honest because it was written by people who were directly connected with the story, AND they were doing their best to think like journalists about it.
The information was new to me and stunning in its impact, a fine example of frustration and rage professionally presented. and it left me depressed for hours, “the hole in my day” having been firmly established.
Back to top: Great article. I don’t know how you, or Eli, do your jobs. Keep it up.