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Obama’s NSA Surveillance Orders, the Uncertain Future of Net Neutrality, and more

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Obama announces changes to the NSA's surveillance practices, the first U.S. case to consider libel on Twitter could set a precedent for defamation on social media, and a devastating blow to net neutrality.

On The Media

A Weird, Gwen Ifill-Related Twitter Mystery is Happening Right Now (Update: Solved!)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

At 2:01 this afternoon, a bunch of journalism-related Twitter accounts suddenly started tweeting this cryptic message: "f gwenifill." If you search twitter for the phrase, you see that it's very widespread, and that no one really seems to know what's going on. 

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On The Media

Of Course You Can Tweet About Having Cancer

Monday, January 13, 2014

UPDATE: 12:37PM. Wow, The Guardian pulled the columnCached copy is here. It could've been because of the content, or because of this. Guardian's notice just says that it was "inconsistent with the Guardian editorial code."

 

People are angry about a Guardian op-ed by Emma Keller titled: “Forget funeral selfies. What are the ethics of tweeting a terminal illness?”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bonnie Raitt; Music from the Civil War; Amy Tan's New Novel; the Creation of Twitter

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bonnie Raitt tells us about her career, launching her own label, and winning her tenth Grammy Award for her latest album, "Slipstream." Randall Poster discusses putting together an album of music from both sides of the Civil War. Amy Tan on her latest novel, The Valley of Amazement. Nick Bilton of the New York Times discusses the launch of Twitter and how the site’s quick rise in popularity sowed the seeds for power struggles.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Hatching Twitter

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton tells the story behind Twitter, a drama of betrayed friendships and power struggles, as the founders went from engineers to wealthy celebrities. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal tells how, as Twitter grew, the four founders fought bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control over a company that grows larger and more powerful by the day. 

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On The Media

The Weird Allure of Stories about Hypothetical Twitter and Facebook Changes

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yesterday, blogger Matthew Keys published the kind of nerdy exclusive that excites a small percentage of geeks (present company included). Twitter, Keys wrote, was going to add an “edit” button in the near future.

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On The Media

About Twitter's Block Changes and Harassment

Friday, December 13, 2013

Last night, Twitter abruptly changed the way its block function works. 

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New Tech City

Can You *Like* God?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.

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Listen to Lucy

Views my own: five Twitter bio clichés to avoid

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Views my own: five Twitter bio clichés to avoid

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New Jersey News

How Booker's Twitter Activity has Changed Since Becoming Senator

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC

TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama, Reagan, the Stock Market, and Twitter IPO

Thursday, November 07, 2013

President Obama recently surpassed Ronald Reagan's record for stock market gains made while in office. The S&P 500 shows a 120% rise, beating the 118% gain made during Ronald Reagan's presidency, and catching up to President Clinton's 220% record. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek discusses the economy during the Obama tenure and how it compares to Reagan-era economics.

Then, Tim Carmody, technology, business, and culture writer, and former senior writer at Wired, joins Roben to discuss today's Twitter IPO and what it could mean for the user experience and for the tech sector generally.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Transition at City Hall; Twitter IPO; Native New Yorkers

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is putting together his transition team. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and NY1's Errol Louis discuss what we know so far about his plans. Plus: a conversation about the new power structure of the city council; President Obama's record on economic growth; the Twitter IPO and what it means for tweeters; and growing up in New York City.

New Tech City

Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twitter was born in San Francisco, but New York could benefit from its IPO

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Takes to Twitter to Shame Cars in Bike Lanes

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

To the delight of D.C.'s cycling community, the District Department of Transportation is photographing -- and tweeting -- pictures of scofflaw cars that use dedicated bike lanes as parking spaces.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hatching Twitter

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton tells the story behind Twitter, a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles, as the founders went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal tells how, as Twitter grew, the four founders fought bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control over a company that grows larger and more powerful by the day. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Healthcare.bomb Edition

Friday, October 25, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Healthcare.gov is broken, @NatSecWonk is outed, and Maryland gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler photobombs a drunken, teenage party.

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On The Media

Everyone On Twitter Is Changing Their Name For Halloween

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's silly, but fun.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Media, Pre-Internet

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist, author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses and Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), finds that papyrus rolls and Twitter have a lot in common as he traces the history of instant communication from ancient times to today.

Event: Tom Standage | Barnes and Noble Wednesday 6pm | Information

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New Tech City

How Twitter Created Connections But Drove the Founders Apart

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.

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On The Media

Watching Each Other Watch

Friday, October 04, 2013

Last Sunday, AMC aired the final episode of Breaking Bad. You may not watch the show, but if you’ve been hanging around anywhere online, its presence is inescapable. Fans on Twitter tweeted 100,000 times a day about the show leading up to the finale. Brooke talks with Kevin Slavin, an Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at  MIT and co-founder of Everybody at Once, who says that fans’ social media interactions are crucial to the modern television experience. 

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