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Department of Monopoly: Considering Amazon’s affiliate program. Also, Amazon’s earnings up 28% in Q1.

Department of Sad: NYT Foundation suspends gifts.

Yahoo! kills GeoCities. (via Mediabistro)

Glen Beck denounces the media on his show carried in 100 million households.

Olbermann calls Hannity’s bluff, offers $1,000 for every second of Hannity’s waterboarding. The Rumpus makes it $1,010.

Ambushing Bill O’Reilly’s ambushers. (lots of politics in today’s media notes)

Ex-Facebook exec takes over MySpace.

Kottke defends Twitter. (The Rumpus also Twitters)


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →