Reading around — Jan. 15

Social Media: If newspapers disappear, will it matter? — response to Goodin’s piece: The reality is that this kind of public-interest journalism has never been supported by the public.

Seth Goodin: When newspapers are gone, what will you miss? — Newspapers took two cents of journalism and wrapped in ninety-eight cents of overhead and distraction. The magic of the web, the reason you should care about this even if you don’t care about the news, is that when the marginal cost of something is free and when the time to deliver it is zero, the economics become magical.

Earth2Tech: U.S. Utilities Support 80% Emissions Reduction by 2050

CSMonitor: Five ways Bush’s policies changed world

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