Social media changes the landscape of late-night television

Over the last decade, social media has had a profound influence on how these shows engage audiences and share content. In a world where viral videos now dominate water cooler conversations, late-night shows must compete for attention with the entirety of the Internet.

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Daily Clicks — June 3, 2014

• The seven-day work week is so 20th century. Let’s get rid of it. (slate.com) Today, advances in automation, computation, and telecommunications have routinized the large-scale coordination problems that challenged America’s 20th-century economy. The knowledge economy runs differently, and there is no longer such an overwhelming imperative for large numbers of people and goods to…

Daily Clicks — May 28, 2014

Editor’s note: We’re hitting the road so Daily Clicks will be on hiatus until next week.  • Slate writer Phil Plait discusses how #NotAllMen has distracted from the bigger issue of violence against and the everyday oppression of women (slate.com) What made that harder was coming to an understanding that I will never truly understand what…

Daily Clicks — May 27, 2014

• “Are these morons getting dumber or just louder?” The sad state of anti-intellectualism in The United States. (macleans.com) • The best cure for Shit Writing Syndrome? Dan Harmon. A great account by comedy writer Andy Bobrow about how his time on Community helped him become a better writer. (medium.com) • What’s up with that gunk…

Daily Clicks — May 26, 2014

• Wait, you mean jackalopes aren’t real?! Damn you, Dave Coulier! (wired.com) • If this past weekend’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past left you scratching your head, here’s a detailed history of the classic 1981 comic book story on which the film is based. Spoiler alert: It’s way better than the movie. (vulture.com) • $2 bills are are…

Daily Clicks — May 19, 2014

• Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself is an hand-lettered and -illustrated representation of the Whitman’s celebrated 1855 masterpiece by designer Allen Crawford. (fastcodesign.com) • A new study reveals Millennials’ uncomfortable relationship with racism. (slate.com) From these results, it’s clear that—like most Americans—millennials see racism as a matter of different treatment, justified by race, that you solve by…