Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life
     Published by Buzz Feed on 2015-04-01 at 23:01:24

“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”

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2. Inside Jeremy Lin’s life after Linsanity and the New York Knicks – (@PabloTorre, @ESPNMag)
     Published by ESPN on 2015-03-30 at

Inside Jeremy Lin's life after Linsanity and the New York Knicks -  (@PabloTorre, @ESPNMag)

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3. I Took A Lot Of Drugs At A Psychedelic Boot Camp
     Published by Vice on 2015-03-31 at 06:13:39

Just before Christmas I booked myself onto a thing called the African Savannah Transformation Retreat. This was a ten-day getaway in South Africa that promised to transform people through a combination of starvation, sunshine and psychedelic drugs. #

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4. The Secret History Of The Apple Watch
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-03 at 02:40:19

Apple decided to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides, you know, displaying the time). #

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5. Christians Flee ISIS In The Middle East
     Published by www.newsweek.com on 2015-04-02 at 21:14:35

Christians are only one of the many religious groups in Iraq and Syria that have suffered atrocities at the hands of ISIS, other armed groups and the Assad regime. Many more Muslims have been killed or driven from their homes, but ISIS has repeatedly trum...

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6. The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
     Published by www.si.com on 2015-04-01 at 19:30:24

A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the line figured out how to throw a baseball much, much faster than anyone else on Earth.

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7. Fans Have Dropped $77M On This Guy’s Buggy, Half-Built Game
     Published by Wired on 2015-03-31 at 22:36:40

This massively multiplayer universe may not be up and running for several more months. Or several more years. Or … longer. #

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8. Rise Of The Red Prince
     Published by The New Yorker on 2015-03-30 at 20:16:17

How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao. #

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9. Did We Lose The War On Poverty?
     Published by NYBooks on 2015-04-01 at 17:05:17

Lyndon Johnson became president in November 1963. In January 1964 he committed the United States to a war on poverty. In August he sought and gained authority to expand the war in Vietnam. Most Americans look back on the two wars as kindred failures. #

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10. A General Feeling of Disorder
     Published by NYBooks on 2015-04-04 at 23:30:02

A treatment for liver cancer gives the writer a fresh perspective on illness – and wellness.

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