Europe's SOPA, BuzzFeed's Buzz, and Benefits of Dyslexia
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
Top Stories: A look at Ron Paul's early development as a person and a politician. President Obama's team is keeping a close watch on Mitt Romney's missteps. Some Tea Party activists see all environmental projects as "a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities."
Business: Facebook is struggling to monetize the majority of its users who mostly log in via mobile devices. Half-empty malls around the country are trying to re-develop themselves as community centers or entertainment venues, instead of shopping places.
Technology: After helping to stop SOPA in America, Europeans are fighting their own anti-piracy bill, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Companies are making social networking a game to increase loyalty.
Science: Dyslexia is a well-known learning disability, but there may be other perceptual advantages to those who have it, like better pattern recognition and peripheral vision.
Media: David Carr looks at BuzzFeed's transition from silly to serious.
Obituaries: Roger Boisjoly, an engineer who warned of the danger (and was tragically ignored) that brought down the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.
Books: Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dirk Hayhurst has written his second book about life near the bottom of the pro baseball food chain.
TV: A review of Smash, NBC's new big bet show that they've spent millions to promote ahead of time.
Health: How does massage actually help sore muscles?
Photo Gallery of the Day: The Super Bowl