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"I was slow to come around to social media. I cover stories, I don’t have time to be tweeting people five times an hour. Besides that I don’t think anybody’s interested where I got my hamburger today at lunch or some other important news bulletin. But I say that only half jokingly because I have found that it is another venue, it’s another pipeline if you will, to people who are interested in news."

— Journalist Dan Rather in a radio interview with NPR member station KETR.

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Bill Simmons perfectly illustrates the entire Super Bowl experience for Patriots fans … in 2 tweets

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Wondering: What’s the point of these Facebook and Twitter logos on the Today Show? Free advertising? They almost look like buttons but I don’t think my TV is a touchscreen.

Wondering: What’s the point of these Facebook and Twitter logos on the Today Show? Free advertising? They almost look like buttons but I don’t think my TV is a touchscreen.

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Twitter’s clever employment promotion video.

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Grandma reads @conanobrian's tweets. (Via BuzzFeed).

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@Watson_Jeopardy mocks humans

As the famous computer named Watson faces humans for the final round of Jeopardy Wednesday, the Twitter handle named @Watson_Jeopardy tweets.

SPOILER ALERT: Man vs Machine ends on “Jeopardy!”

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What’s @anywhere boosh?

This has been happening a lot this morning, and it appears I’m not alone. When I browse Twitter.com, I get redirected to http://api.twitter.com/p_receiver.html. It’s a blank page that says, “@anywhere boosh.”

So, what’s @anywhere, boosh?

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After AOL-Huffington Post, what’s the next major media/tech deal?

Not many (did any?) people predicted AOL’s acquisition of The Huffington Post and a recent Wall Street Journal article says Google and Facebook are having “low-level talks” with Twitter. Steven Pearlstein of The Washington Post says media mergers are likely to be more frequent

So, what’s the next big media/tech deal?

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When was it founded? Ask Google.

The other day, I was trying to figure out when a company launched and realized this helpful trick. Just type the company’s name and “founded” for the best result based on sites such as Wikipedia, TechCrunch and Answers.com. It also pulls the info from the company’s Web site.

When was Tumblr founded?

When was NYT founded? When was Washington Post founded? When was WalMart founded? When was McDonald's founded? When was Google founded? When was Twitter founded?