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8 Things That Are Worth More Than the Washington Post, According to Twitter
August 05, 2013

With this afternoon’s news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has purchased The Washington Post for $250 million, Twitter went predictably haywire.

Be Less Excited About Hillary Clinton’s Twitter, Please
It’s unseemly
June 11, 2013

Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday. The political press and the feminist Twittersphere (many of whom moonlight as semiprofessional Hillary groupies) all but had to sit on their hands to contain their excitement.

The Myth of the ‘Twitter Police’
What a Washington Post story gets wrong about online outrage
June 02, 2013

What a Washington Post story gets wrong about online outrage.

"Perhaps Culture is Now the Counterculture"
A Defense of the Humanities
May 28, 2013

On May 19, New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the commencement ceremony of Brandeis University, addressing the graduates as "fellow humanists." Here is a text of his talk.

Proof that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Had Assimilated? He Spoke Black
Black English, the most American part of our language
May 08, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's tweets, with their casual use of black English, demonstrate how assimilated he was. 

Foursquare's Struggle to Remain Relevant
At TechCrunch conference, CEO Dennis Crowley says his app is about more than mayorships
April 30, 2013

At TechCrunch conference, CEO Dennis Crowley says his app is about more than mayorships.

The Delete Squad
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech
April 29, 2013

Right now the rules of what you can—and can't—say on the internet are being rewritten by twenty-something tech executives. Cross your fingers.

Facebooking Through Tragedy
When disaster struck nearby, I logged off Twitter for a different kind of news
April 17, 2013

When disaster struck nearby, I logged off Twitter for a different kind of news.

Newspapers in a Time of Need
Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.
April 16, 2013

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

The Problem with Tweeting a Revolution
Andy Carvin tweeted the Arab Spring. He still missed something by not being there.
January 31, 2013

Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there. His triumphalist online-journalism memoir makes it clear that he missed a lot along the way. 

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