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Recommended Reading: The 'Stories' invasion won't relent anytime soon

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Billy Steele
05.05.18 in Internet
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Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone
Ian Bogost,
The Atlantic

Snapchat may have created the monster, but in nearly every social (and some not-so-social) app you fire up, you'll be greeted with a feed of Stories. In fact, Facebook says the format is on pace to be more popular than a primary feed as the preferred way to share updates. The Atlantic explains how the ephemeral format took over your phone and why it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games
Nellie Bowles,
The New York Times

A look at the rise of eSports, where gamers are celebrities and the events are sporting spectacles.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Has a Game Plan
Christopher Vollmer and Daniel Gross, Strategy+Business

NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses the league's recent growth, due in part to its stellar social presence.

Your Next Bank Card Will Have a Fingerprint Scanner Built-in
Matt Burgess,
Wired UK

While Mastercard says it's nearly ready to launch cards with built-in fingerprint scanners, Wired UK explains why getting users to opt-in is easier said than done.

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