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5 #Buzzworthy Stories Tonight: Jonah Peretti On How He Built BuzzFeed, Aziz Ansari On Quitting The Internet, Google On Diversity, Pence For America 2020, And Iran's New Cabinet

What are your #buzzworthy stories tonight?

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1. 🍷 🍸 NPR Podcast with Jonah Peretti of BuzzFeed

Via Facebook: howibuiltthis

"In 2001, when most of us had no idea what it meant to "go viral," Jonah Peretti shared an email prank among his friends — and saw it spread to millions. That began his fascination with how information spreads, and set him on the path to launch two of the most powerful media organizations of the Internet age: The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. Recorded live in New York City."

* by Guy Raz on How I Built This, NPR

2. 😎 😱 Why Aziz Ansari Basically Quit the Internet


"Aziz Ansari is something of a Renaissance man—he’s a writer, producer, comedian, actor, meme and more. But Ansari embodies the Renaissance in a more literal way, too: he’s gone analog. As he told GQ in a new interview, he quit Twitter and Instagram, removed the Internet browser from his phone and doesn’t even use email."

* by Shelby Lorman on Thrive Global

3. 👭👬👫 An "Anti-Diversity Manifesto" Is Going Viral Inside Google, Employees Say

"Vice's tech vertical, Motherboard, first reported on the document, which began circulating on Friday. Gizmodo obtained and published it in full after this story went live, and Google executives responded to it later in the day, stating that the company does not "endorse, promote or encourage” the author's viewpoint."

* by Cora Lewis on BuzzFeed

4. 🗳 🇺🇸 Is Vice President Mike Pence Running for President?

My statement regarding the absurd @NYtimes article.

5. 📆 📇 📌 Iran’s recently sworn-in President Hassan Rouhani plans to announce his cabinet on Tuesday

"Statutorily, Rouhani has to announce his 18 ministerial picks in a fortnight from inauguration day. Parliamentary commissions have one week to debate each of the 18 nominees, having the right to summon them for possible disambiguation."

* Via Teheran Times

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