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(The New York Times)   The Pentagon discontinues its "Earlybird News Service" a daily aggregation of agency-relevant news stories distributed to senior executives there after realizing they all probably get that from Fark now anyway   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2013-11-01 01:36:08 PM  
4 votes:
This is unfortunate.  There are a lot of stories in the Early Bird that'd never make it to Fark.  It was quite useful.
2013-11-01 02:40:06 PM  
3 votes:

Sean M: Does anyone know of a replacement service?  I found it quite enjoyable actually.

I also get NYTimes'  TimesDigest which is a 10 page 8x11 PDF summary of the paper, INCLUDING the crossword.  Not cheap, but well worth it.  I've been reading it since college and my office subscribes to it now.  Every exec has a copy on their desk waiting for them when they get in the morning, or ready for them in the car / plane / hotel room if they're traveling.

The TimesDigest does a 9 pager for free for those with a .mil.
2013-11-01 02:09:48 PM  
2 votes:
Dammit, I actually still read the earlybird, too...
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-11-01 03:11:35 PM  
1 vote:
I loved the Early Bird, that's a shame. But not really a surprise.

/the second mouse gets the cheese
2013-11-01 02:46:53 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: versus the house organs each post puts out stuffed with happy talk.

you should probably read the Early Bird more often...at the very least before posting about it
2013-11-01 02:42:31 PM  
1 vote:
I seldom read it.

What really killed it was politics; something very similar to the debates about whether CNN or FOXNews is actually covering the news or pushing an agenda and so on. Those who spend a lifetime in the military too often get confused about what a real news product is versus the house organs each post puts out stuffed with happy talk.
2013-11-01 02:31:02 PM  
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2013-11-01 02:27:45 PM  
1 vote:
Dammit, I actually still read the earlybird, too...

Me too, they actually did a really good job compiling those stories. And I've gotten at least two Fark greenlights from stories I found on the Earlybird.
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