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What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book?

Jeff Howe, the author and journalism professor who coined the term “crowdsourcing,” wants to take that a step further and use Twitter to create the world’s largest virtual book-reading club. Howe is partnering with The Atlantic magazine on a project called 1book140 that starts on June 1 and will Twitter-fy one book a month as selected by users.
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The Twitter Trap

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What thinking in 140 characters does to our brains (in Bill Keller's POV, anyway). "Basically, we are outsourcing our brains to the cloud. The upside is that this frees a lot of gray matter for important pursuits like FarmVille and “Real Housewives.” But my inner worrywart wonders whether the new technologies overtaking us may be eroding characteristics that are essentially human: our ability to reflect, our pursuit of meaning, genuine empathy, a sense of community connected by something deeper than snark or political affinity."
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What I Learned In Joplin

NYT's Brian Stelter's fascinating self-anthropological study of how he reported from Joplin after the tornado. Includes a link to an archive of the twitter stream that anchored his reporting on the first day.
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Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue)

 
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New York Times Editor Is a Horrible Troll Who Doesn't Understand the Modern World

New York Times Editor Is a Horrible Troll Who Doesn't Understand the Modern World | Online News Squared | Scoop.it
Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, thinks modern communication technologies make you stupid, destroy your relationships and even your soul. He is wrong.
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