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Fat Tweets? Oh the Humanity!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 8/15/10 (11:29am)

So this is what the big boys are all excited about? 'Fat tweets'? The ability to tease out a whopping 141 or more characters in a completely text-based messaging system? Can we resurrect the telegram while we're at it?

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'Cash for Clunkers' - Everyone's Doing It

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/8/09 (9:46am)
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You know, as someone living in the city who doesn't drive a car, I've been feeling kind of left out lately with all this talk about 'Cash for Clunkers'. Who should run to the rescue but local furniture retailer Walter E. Smithe?

In a pretty funny commercial I just heard on WBBM radio, they announced they were offering cash discounts of several hundred dollars on new purchases if you bring in your old couch or armoire.

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Twitter in Iran: Earth-shaking Or Just More Hype?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/21/09 (9:24pm)

twitter_logo.png I have no idea what role Twitter is playing in Iran. On the one hand, Clay Shirky and the U.S. State Department apparently think it's having a huge role.

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Is Twitter Dead Yet?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/14/09 (9:58am)

I'm so sick of hearing about Twitter. On the Media Hype Index™, it's reaching Krispy Kreme proportions*.

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Do You 'Twitter'? (And If Not, Why Not?)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 3/13/07 (7:58pm)

Twitter LogoIt doesn't get any more ephemeral than this: you pop a sentence about what you're doing at the moment in a box and then go back to whatever you were doing.

Who'd bother, you ask? Even more, who'd bother to read it all?

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