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Booting Up: James Franco’s Selfie Essay Confirms It’s a Slow Week

Area man. (Photo: Instagram)

For the second year in a row, HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most torrented show of the year. [TorrentFreak]

Per the WSJ, Snapchat’s popularity suggests we want an erasable Internet. Isn’t that what the private browser is for? [Wall Street Journal]

Twitter’s stock is having the best week ever. [AllThingsD]

Remember iTunes Radio? It’s supposedly doing well, but Apple is now figuring out how to retain advertisers. [AdAge]

James Franco wrote a term paper about selfies and a neighborhood newspaper published it. [New York Times]