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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Wilson’

Up Your Game, NYC; We’re #2 on ‘Selfiest Cities’ List

It’s not even that close. According to Chris Wilson‘s super-fun interactive map at Time, the folks in the Manila suburbs of Makati and Pasig City post 258 selfies per 100,000 users, while we here in Manhattan are mustering 202/100K.

NYCSelfies

Each yellow dot in the picture above represents a selfie taken over a recent ten-day period. The gang at Time went to quite some trouble to put this all together:

To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, Time built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth.

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Time Adds Ryan Sager, Callie Schweitzer and Chris Wilson

Time just boosted its team with three excellent hires. Below are the details.

  • Ryan Sager has been named editorial director of Time Ideas. Sager comes to Time from WSJ, where he most recently served as deputy editor, review. He had been with WSJ since 2009. Prior to that he was a columnist for the New York Post and editorial page editor of the New York Sun.
  • Callie Schweitzer joins Time as director of digital innovation. She was most recently director of marketing and communications for Vox Media, which publishes The Verge, SB Nation and Polygon. Prior to that Schweitzer was deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo.
  • Chris Wilson comes to Time as intertactive graphics designer. He was most recently Yahoo’s director of news interactives for Yahoo News and editor of its The Signal blog. Prior to that he was a senior editor at Slate.
Below is a memo announcing the hires, from Time’s deputy managing editor Nancy Gibbs and Time.com’s managing editor, Edward Felsenthal.

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The New York Observer Lists 50 Media Bachelors

The New York Observer has published a list covering 50 media bachelors today. Who made the list? A bunch of white guys, of course. But let’s not bore you with the details of yet another chance for those in New York media to obsess over something that no one else cares about.

Here are a few of the dudes who got a shout out:

And don’t worry guys, tomorrow the Observer is publishing a bachelorette list, so get excited! Or whatever.