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Social sharing, via QR

This Sunday, The Washington Post did a twist on the old QR codes we’ve been putting in the paper. Instead of sending our weekend readers to more Web content or features from a quick QR scan, we sent them straight to a Facebook sharing link. The idea was to pick a story that we thought readers of the Sunday printed product would want to share in the moment. We used Eli Saslow’s piece on a Somali American man whose nephew joined the extremist al-Shabab group, and who now tries to keep others from the lure of jihad. Our logic in launching this was simple: It’s Sunday, we know you’re busy and might never get to your desktop computer to share this. But perhaps you’ve got your smartphone handy to scan a QR code. 

Cory Haik / Deputy editor, Universal News 

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Simon Cowell’s new show will find the world’s greatest DJ
Cowell, who’s been developing this show for over a year now, calls DJs the “new rock stars” and says that the show will capture the trendy rise of “the “DJ phenomena.” The show, which doesn’t have a title yet, will operate similarly to the X Factor.
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Simon Cowell’s new show will find the world’s greatest DJ

Cowell, who’s been developing this show for over a year now, calls DJs the “new rock stars” and says that the show will capture the trendy rise of “the “DJ phenomena.” The show, which doesn’t have a title yet, will operate similarly to the X Factor.

yvynyl:

Suburban Living - Give Up

Wesley Bunch writes me: “I’m just another white boy living in Norfolk, Virginia making music on my own dime trying to make dreams come true and stuff.”  I’d add that he’s got a knack for pop hooks that skirt dangerously close to the line of ripping The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”, which I suppose in a modern sense is skirting dangerously close to ripping Wild Nothing.  But you know what?  It’s really fucking good, and I can’t get enough.  So compare at will - his tunes are gonna come up roses.

This song is the first single off an upcoming EP he plans to put out in 2012.  Listen to a couple more of his tunes over on Bndcmp, and follow his news on Tumblr.

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