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Government Shuts Down, Markets Says "Meh"

Friday, October 04, 2013

The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?

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WNYC News

Cool Pope Francis

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Twitter has some fun with how cool the pope may or may not be.

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On The Media

A Retweet Can Send You to Jail, A Like is Free Speech

Thursday, September 19, 2013

So here's two strange stories from opposite sides of the world.

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New Tech City

Twitter Shares, Where You Might Find Them Now

Friday, September 13, 2013

"We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."

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On The Media

Twitter's going public. Now what?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Twitter announced its IPO this evening. Like Google or Facebook before it, the company spent a long time proving itself indispensable before it worried about proving itself profitable. Bob spoke to Twitter co-founder Evan Williams awhile back about how you make money off the world's favorite microblog. 

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Listen to Lucy

A cure for the pangs of cyber comparisons

Sunday, September 01, 2013

A cure for the pangs of cyber comparisons

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Transportation Nation

SF Police Turn to Twitter to Reunite Owners with Stolen Bikes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Out of the estimated 4,000 bikes stolen in San Francisco last year, 864 were recovered -- but only 142 were returned to their owners.  Now, the SFPD is using social media to close that gap.

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Soundcheck

#SongTitlesWithHashtags

Thursday, May 30, 2013

If you need any proof of how Twitter has affected our culture – just look at what’s happened to the old number sign. Back in the day, "#" just was a way to denote the word “number.” But throughout the past past few years, that humble little symbol has taken on a new title -- the “hashtag” -- and new significance on Twitter and other social media. And, now, it appears to have officially infiltrated the music biz, with hashtagged song and even album titles popping up all over the place. In the past month, artists like will.i.am, Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes have all released songs with the symbol in the title. 

Joining us to discuss are Lexi Mainland, social media editor for The New York Times, Rembert Browne, staff writer for Grantland, and William Gruger, social/streaming chart manager at Billboard. 

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New Tech City

Teens Share More Online, But Also Know the Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to a new study.

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New Tech City

Four Minutes with…Jack Dorsey

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

When he was 14, Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, worked as a barista at his mother’s café in St. Louis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Your Social Media Pet Peeve?

Friday, May 03, 2013

What makes someone great on Twitter? What makes someone...suck? Franchesca Ramsey, designer, blogger, comedian, offers her social media etiquette advice and talks about some of the biggest social media pet peeves.

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WNYC News

How Can Social Media Affect the Markets?

Monday, April 29, 2013

It was the Tweet heard 'round the world...for a few moments anyway.

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On The Media

Hey Everybody, Let's Fix Twitter

Friday, April 26, 2013

Twitter: we all love it, but during recent breaking news stories, it's been an amplifier for rumors. Bob talks to OTM producer PJ Vogt about how Twitter could be better, and asks listeners for their suggestions. 

Head over to our blog with your suggestions

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WNYC News

Implications of the (False) Tweet Sent Round the ‘Verse

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A tweet from a hacked Associated Press Twitter account spread like wildfire on Tuesday, with users tweeting and re-tweeting the false report that a bomb had gone off in the White House and had harmed the president.

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WNYC News

After Boston, Reflecting on Social Media and Disasters

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon last week, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook for information.

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Listen to Lucy

Elevator gossip rarely rises above the dull

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Elevator gossip rarely rises above the dull

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WQXR Blog

Twitter Launches Music Service

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

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Features

#AuthorsFirstTweets

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don DeLillo joined twitter today (Update: Turns out the account probably isn't Mr. DeLillo, but let's not let that spoil our fun). @DonDeLilloOffic's second tweet is "Twitter. Fantastic!" That got us thinking: what would authors of the past post as their first tweets?

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The Takeaway

Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of them, is set to be published, finally submitting her private life to public scrutiny.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Twitter's Birthday Follow-Friday

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Twitter's 7th birthday, and today is "Follow Friday." So, who should your fellow Brian Lehrer Show listeners follow and why? Recommend up to three tweeters from any walk of life - we'll compile the links on this page (and of course tweet it when we do!)

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