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Public Service Announcement

If You See a Fallen Hiker, For Chrissakes Help the Guy Before You Tweet About It

(Wikipedia.)

We’re living in a social world, and there are times in which¬† life’s joys, tragedies and horrors can be first shared on social media. Marriage proposals and childbirths? Fine. Nanovirus? Zombie apocalypse? Not our style, but sure, go ahead and Instragram. There are times, however, where it’s important to keep one’s priorities in order. Read More

Public Service Announcement

‘Start-Up’ Is Now ‘Startup’ on Betabeat.com

For the most part, Betabeat follows the New York Times style guide, in keeping with the rest of Observer Media, which is why we hyphenate the word “start-up.” However, after goading from readers and uncountable number of seconds imposing a hyphen where a hyphen does not want to be, the editors have decided to follow popular style going forward. “Start-up” returns 105 million hits on Google to 118 million for “startup,” and it looks stupid in headlines.