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A primer for the election was swayed: Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention | WIRED

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Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention | WIREDI was reading a back issue of wired and as I saw this article all I could think of was "holy crap. This is a template for how the election was swayed. A year before the election."
https://www.wired.com/2014/12/new-media-2/

Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention Type By Dirk FowlerIt's like a parody, spending time in a well-funded startup's office, with exposed brick walls and Great Big Screens Showing User Numbers and Pie Charts, just down the street from a food truck pavilion, sipping on a cup of roasted-one-block-away designer coffee while debating iPhone 6 versus iPhone 6 Plus. But that's the scene at Circa, which makes a just-the-facts app aimed at displacing the way you get breaking news. Which is just hard to do when there's no news to break. And on this September afternoon in San Francisco, not much is happening in the world.This is reflected on …