Links: The World’s Most Photographed Places

HEATMAP-660x350Above: A Google-generated “heat map” showing the most photographed locations on Earth, as determined by Google’s Panorimo service, where users can submit geotagged photographs for inclusion in Google Earth. [via swissmiss]

Read This: Last Wednesday, Grantland published a great piece titled, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” about Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt and her scientifically superior golf club. It took 31-year-old reporter Caleb Hannan seven months to write and report and then another few months to get it through the editorial review process at Grantland. It was well-regarded for about 48 hours before a shit storm of backlash descended on the site.

Editor-in-Chief Bill Simmons explains the origins of the story and what went wrong in the process. A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here. You really should read all three pieces in that order.

Read This Part Two: If you have the time, do yourself a favor and set some aside to dig into this long piece about what happened when the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, moved to a small town just north of New York City, bought the local paper and then tried to run it just like he does Fox News. It’s a fascinating, revealing shit show of a read and underscores just how terrible Fox News really is.

Of Note:

1. How toilet paper explains the world

2. Verizon has acquired Intel’s shuttered OnCue Cloud TV platform. Hopefully, Verizon does something great with the promising technology.

3. Actor Peter Mayhew shared a slew of vintage photos from the set of ‘Star Wars’.

4. What are America’s 100 best beer bars and what constitutes a great one now that every bar has a decent craft beer tap list?

5. How a 19th Century fight with clowns led to the birth of modern policing in Toronto.

Watch This: The first fight scene between the anonymous narrator and Tyler Durden in ‘Fight Club’ … minus Tyler Durden.

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