Pitchfork: Neil Young Announces Massive, Interactive Online Archive

Pitchfork: Neil Young Announces Massive, Interactive Online Archive. “Neil Young recently announced the release of Hitchhiker, a long-lost album he recorded back in 1976. In a new note posted on his website, Young confirms that there is plenty more archival material on the way. While Young has been prolifically releasing material through his Neil Young Archives series—including live shows, remastered albums, and box sets—he has now announced a massive new online component.”

Phys.org: Celebrity Twitter accounts display ‘bot-like’ behavior

Phys.org: Celebrity Twitter accounts display ‘bot-like’ behavior. “‘Celebrity’ Twitter accounts – those with more than 10 million followers – display more bot-like behaviour than users with fewer followers, according to new research. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from Twitter to determine whether bots can be accurately detected, how bots behave, and how they impact Twitter activity.”

USA Today: Today it’s goodbye to Yahoo and Oath for Katie Couric

USA Today: Today it’s goodbye to Yahoo and Oath for Katie Couric . “The one-time Today host and CBS Nightly News anchor has ended her interview show for Yahoo, which became part of Oath — a new company with 50-plus media and technology brands including AOL.com, HuffPost, Yahoo Sports and Yahoo Mail — when Verizon closed its acquisition of the media company last month. Couric is expected to work with Oath on individual projects, according to Oath.”

Vanity Fair: Fixing Twitter’s Louise Mensch Problem

Vanity Fair: Fixing Twitter’s Louise Mensch Problem. “Twitter, which has historically been quick to verify accounts belonging to journalists and public figures, officially describes the blue checkmark as nothing more than a symbol that an account is authentic—meaning that it belongs to the person they claim to be and not an imposter. In reality, it means much more: once invite-only, now anyone can apply to become verified. The blue checkmark reads as a status symbol, and creates a sense of legitimacy. You may be more likely to trust a verified account simply because it’s been ‘verified,’ even though the designation signifies nothing more than an account belonging to a person ‘of public interest.'”

Business Insider: Marissa Mayer wants to be a CEO again, but she says she isn’t in talks with Uber

Business Insider: Marissa Mayer wants to be a CEO again, but she says she isn’t in talks with Uber. “Now that Yahoo is safely in the hands of its new owner, Verizon, its famous CEO Marissa Mayer is looking for her next CEO gig. And she definitely wants another CEO role again and does not want to become a full-time investor, she told Business Insider.”

Phys.org: The misappropriation of the identities of famous people on Twitter

Phys.org: The misappropriation of the identities of famous people on Twitter. “Basing itself on the approaches of discourse analysis and sociocultural pragmatics, [Ana] Mancera has made a linguistic study of 5,030 messages published on more than 50 Twitter profiles, all of which were parodic in nature and which were written in the guise of figures of social importance. These were grouped into different categories according to the area of the parodied subject—for example, politics, the communications media, sport, royalty, etc.”