"People have always wanted to involve themselves in great stories. With industrial-age media you could only involve yourself in a limited way - you could read Charles Dickens or Scott Fitzgerald and imagine yourself in the worlds they described. But each new medium has seemed more immersive than the one before - movies seemed far more immersive than print, and in many ways it's easier to get lost in video games or online than it is in the movies. That doesn't mean Gears of War is better than A Tale of Two Cities. It does mean that some people might find it more seductive. "
"We build the world’s simplest and most beautiful storytelling tools, and we offer them for free to anyone who wishes to use them.
"When you tell stories on Cowbird, we automatically find connections between your life and the lives of others, forming a vast, interconnected ecosystem, in which we all take part.
Our goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance."
When you read through the inaccuracies surrounding the Newtown shootings, that tried at tested fallback for failures - "Breaking news changes all the time" - starts to look a little ragged.
Most of what was published wasn't journalism, it was regurgitation