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Mathew Ingram @mathewi 43.776188,-79.149103

I'm a senior writer at Fortune. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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I can hardly wait until Chewbacca mask mom gets her own reality show and then shows up to confess on Doctor Phil guy has clearly never slept on my mother-in-law's pullout couch what's different about Facebook echo chamber from Mail/Tel/Guardian etc playing to specific readers?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramGood piece from @HeerJeet: "Peter Thiel’s Revenge Against Gawker Is Neither Justice Nor Philanthropy" Through a Journalistic Lens via @medium
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPerhaps the real problem with Thiel/Gawker it’s yesterday’s battle. Crowd-sourced public shaming is more violent & less controllable
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNever bring a millionaire to a billionaire fight.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPeter Thiel’s Revenge Against Gawker Is Neither Justice Nor Philanthropy
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPress attitude toward Facebook: toy, toy, toy, fad, fad, fad, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble...CRITICAL UTILITY THAT NEEDS TO BE REGULATED.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThis is a great effort from @nicknotned to reach Lex Luther—sorry—to reach Peter Thiel. h/t @mathewi
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI remember this bit. The billionaires form two lines and run at each other, but one side has recruited Spider-Man.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramWe’re on a terribly slippery slope to a world where media outlets are owned by billionaires who use them to settle scores with … Oh, wait.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThe Sumner Redstone saga: where people issue statements to explain the motivation for decisions that haven't been announced.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPro tip: if you say in your one-line cover letter that you've always wanted to work somewhere, spell the name of the company correctly.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThis story is the @PandoDaily singularity
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @IvanTheK Stay in your lane palA live shot of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar heading into battle against Peter Thiel @hblodget No worriesAccording to this, Gawker approached both Mark Cuban and Pierre Omidyar for financial help: @hblodget Not to be that guy, but your own story says he's not providing fundingPierre vs Thiell shaping up to be a modern Hearst vs Pulitzer in terms of sheer pettiness
Retweeted by Mathew IngramOmidyar is only helping to rally support for Gawker, but he and Denton have talked about Omidyar helping the co. financially in the pastWait, I thought Gawker was opposed to billionaires funding access to the legal system? #thatwasfast
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThis headline overpromises, for a story that's really just about an amicus brief by media organizations:
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@pierre is leading amicus brief effort - significant but not bankrolling appeal as some seem to think
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFeudalism is fun.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @shani_o Sounds like it could be more thoughBoring. Let me know when the billionaires start arming their militias so we can really solve this thing.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingramlet's just go back to duels, it's cool there's a musical about it now
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBest way to fight a billionaire is with another billionaire -- Pierre Omidyar is helping Gawker, says the Post: @nytimes' @AshleyRParker & @maggieNYT asked @realDonaldTrump for comment on this story
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBecause we don't have any compelling factual evidence to the contrary? to this
Retweeted by Mathew IngramLiterally Immortan Joe
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIn 2016 all media is now social. And all social media is now just media. The distinction of "social media" is pointless
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBottom line: a media even more cowed and risk-averse than the one we have now will hurt more people than 1,000 Gawkers could ever humiliate.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPeter Thiel’s mission to destroy Gawker isn’t ‘philanthropy’. It’s a chilling taste of things to come | Marina Hyde
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @dansaltzstein You should go see Jungle Book if you haven't already -- it's excellent @Kevin_Raposo A+ Would chat with againThe DMCA Should Not Be An All Purpose Tool For Taking Down Content; And It's Espeically Bad For Harassment
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSilicon Valley thinks it's better off without a @valleywag. It's wrong.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramMy analogy may be wrong, but my point remains valid @bderrly I know. It would be nice if we could just wish those feelings away, but that's not how it worksI will miss parts of it.'s like saying with enough work I could be LeBron James. Even Chris Evans couldn't keep it up for very long personal freedom and democracy have never been compatible -- that's kind of the whole point idea! Why didn't I think of that? may not be real, but whoever programmed it clearly has a sense of humor of $18 billion company suing the controlling shareholder, his former friend and mentor. Only at Viacom soon: BuzzFeed sends people to your house to read you their articles out loud News on Medium! We made a pop up magazine on Medical Mysteries:
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"Whatever is actually going on at Viacom, investors seem to like it" -- new from me at Fortune: @petersterne I should have known there would be a take on this out there :-) @KarlBode Really? That's interesting. I will have to check that out. I know that off-screen he looks and acts very differentI know this is going to make me unpopular, but I think Chris Evans as Captain America perpetuates an unrealistic body image for menJust a random shoutout to @torrentfreak. They do a lot of good copyright journalism and don't get much respect for it.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPretty sure the colleague Steve so politely refuses to name here was me. Point taken. I'm leaving it up as a warning don't need to be a Facebook user for the company to steer ads your way.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNeat write-up of @discourse_media, the Vancouver journalism start-up you've likely never heard of, via @NiemanLab
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAlthough to be fair, social technology and behavior have made public/private a much more fluid concept noting that the new cell-phone/cancer paper found that exposed rats appeared to live *longer* than controls.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThis will almost certainly fail read from @firstdraftnews on building trust with audiences online:
Retweeted by Mathew IngramWhen it comes to getting news on social media: FB > Twitter + YouTube + Instagram + LinkedIn + Reddit + Snapchat
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPew: 62% get news on social media; 23% of Instagram, 21% of YouTube users get news there
Retweeted by Mathew IngramMore news on Instagram than snapchat? That doesn't bode well for discover...
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSilicon Valley needs a Valleywag, and Peter Thiel just proved it. Great @WillOremus joint:
Retweeted by Mathew IngramGenius.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramA little of column A and a little of column B certainly seems to be an "era defining" kind of statement.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThe most troubling thing of what Thiel has done is that he did it in secret — @karaswisher on CNBC now.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @ggreenwald @ryantology clearly gawker has also had some excellent moments of real journalism (Facebook trending stories!)
Retweeted by Mathew IngramReport: Viacom CEO, board members could be replaced (@RogerJYu - @usatoday)
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI want to be clear: I support government-funded gay space colonies
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @Jason Why then did you back a media startup founded by the author of the Gawker story on Hulk Hogan's affair? Why has your view changed?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramViacom's stock is up +12.2% since Philippe Dauman was removed from Sumner's trust last week $VIAB
Retweeted by Mathew IngramTFW you just want the DC Circuit to issue its #netneutrality ruling so you can get your Tue/Fri mornings back
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIs someone compiling a list of the media types who are loudly cheering the Gawker verdict? I don't want to forget who they are.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI created Godwin's Law in 1990, but it wasn't a prediction - it was a warning
Retweeted by Mathew IngramVICE should do an investigation on this eccentric media mogul buying a $23M mansion while laying off staff
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFor better and worse, it's usually unsavory cases that set the legal boundaries of free expression.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDeath knell for Vine?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramCNBC: Viacom board preparing for wholesale ouster as soon as today (@AlphaJason - @SeekingAlpha)
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @JenSeniorNY But it's an abuse of the legal system to withdraw a claim that would be insured to inflict damage. So even if I grant...
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @mathewi On news and chat: We've been doing that since 2014, here's a Medium post on what we learned.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @mathewi @mccarthyryanj on a typical news site home page 98% of viewed links go unclicked. Hence the design of The Batavian.
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Retweeted by Mathew IngramJim Robinson lived in a Friendfield Plantation slave cabin. His great-great-granddaughter lives in The White House.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@romenesko Disney Bans LA Times Reporter From 'Frozen' Stage Premiere Over Negative Story on Shanghai Disneyland
Retweeted by Mathew IngramViacom is the best soap opera on Wall Street right now.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSo, Peter Thiel doesn't believe in press freedom or women voting or college and thinks we should live in the sea. Got it.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramRemember when rich people, like, built libraries and art museums and symphony halls?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI don't think Peter Thiel is in any sense a typical funder's traffic has been cut in half since the pivot to politics, from about 16M to about 8M death of the link continues, thanks to Facebook Parker denies he's the friend Thiel said encouraged him to help fund a lawsuit against Gawker:
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram4. Hogan’s lawyer reportedly wouldn’t even entertain legitimate offers at settling the suit. That came from Thiel.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDonald Trump a media godsend? Parsely indicates avg pageviews per article don't really bear that out.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBuzzfeed interviewer: Give me 5 reasons for hiring you Me: I'll give you 10 reasons.& you wont believe what #6 is Interviewer:You're hired
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