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Allie Townsend
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Reads books. Loves monsters.
Reads books. Loves monsters.

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My interview with Kevin Systrom

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The latest issue of TIME, featuring "The Truth About Oil," hits newsstands Friday.
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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE: THE NEED TO BEAR WITNESS IN SYRIA

For the past year, we have chronicled the brutal violations of human rights and democratic freedoms that are occurring in Syria. We have published photo-essays and analyses that document the violence of the discredited Assad regime. This week, our cover story is told through a special eyewitness, French photographer William Daniels, who was on assignment for us in Syria. Daniels was under siege for several days in the battle-scarred city of Homs before escaping back to France. Some of his colleagues were not so lucky. He was at the same house where journalists Rémi Ochlik and Marie Colvin lost their lives. He stayed with his wounded colleague Edith Bouvier until she could escape with him.

His dramatic story is a microcosm of what millions of Syrians are going through—only they cannot escape the iron hand of their government and their suffering is far worse. We tell this story to not only document the atrocities occurring in Syria but also highlight the fact that journalists like Daniels, Bouvier, Ochlik and Colvin have been the primary means by which the world even knows what is going on there. Unlike the aborted Green Revolution in Iran or the Arab Spring in Egypt, Syria is far more isolated and repressed, and few people can film, tweet or e-mail evidence of what they are seeing and experiencing. That is one reason, as this story reveals, the Assad regime is deliberately targeting journalists.
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Algo diferente sobre la portada de la revista TIME esta semana? “Yo Decido”
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Sometimes I feel like an Internet referee. Play nice, kids.

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There's a great conversation about Pinterest happening here, mostly lead by women who don't like it.

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This week's +TIME cover, on newsstands now
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I have a feature piece in the latest issue of TIME, which is on newsstands now ... about Facebook.

Read a preview of it here, or steal someone else's copy of the magazine.

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Do we have any followers in Kansas City?

Google just started laying miles of fiber-optic cable across Kansas City, Kansas and neighboring Kansas City, Missouri to (hopefully) embarrass current ISPs for crappy service. KC residents, will you sign up for the service? We'll need you to keep us informed once it's available.
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