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Stephen Colbert To Anthony Weiner: “I cannot say with certitude that this is not part of my body #ivebeenhacked”

Funny man Stephen Colbert is at it again, taking to Twitter to tease a politician caught with his pants down, so to speak, in the media spotlight. First was Senator Jon Kyl’s personalized #notintendedtobeafactualstatement hashtag, and now Colbert is frying New York representative Anthony Weiner with his very own #ivebeenhacked campaign.
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71% of Irish Media Use Twitter as News Source

A recent poll suggests that the Irish media is having a love-affair with Twitter – 71 of 100 Irish journalists polled say they use Twitter as a news source or supporting material for articles they write.
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If You’re on Twitter, You Might be Seeing More Political Variety Than You Think

A lot of people think that Twitter enables its users to reinforce their biases, because they can choose to follow like-minded people. However, new research suggests that Twitter is a potentially fantastic tool for exposing individuals to more varied viewpoints than any other media – and even if a liberal follows only Democrats, she’ll see more variety than she expects.
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A Look at The Top 25 Newspapers on Twitter

Newspapers have embraced Twitter in the past year or two, adding the microblogging service to their roster of online tools to help prop up their bottom line. Most use Twitter as a means of broadcasting their featured articles, but others have created separate Twitter accounts for each section of the paper, or use Twitter as a two-way communication tool with their readers.

The Wrap took a look at the top 25 newspapers on Twitter now compared to four months ago, to see how traditional media is faring in 140-characters or less.
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German Gov’t Prefers Twitter over Press Releases, Press Corps Irate

The German government has taken a giant leap into the Twitterverse recently, but the press isn’t too happy about it. Disseminating official government business over Twitter before turning to traditional channels and telling the press about it has caused an outcry from the press and some serious defending on behalf of the government’s Twitter spokesperson.
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Mediabistro Exclusive: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Social media is a growing industry, and Twitter is often a large part of businesses’ marketing plans. If you’ve ever aspired to a career in social media – whether you’re fresh out of college or an experienced veteran – this article from Mediabistro’s AvantGuild is a must-read for insight, advice, and tips from the experts.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry Blocks Media from his Twitter Account, Twitter Reacts

In a move that runs counter to the open nature of Twitter, Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked several members of the Texas media from accessing his Twitter account.
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So, Is Twitter Really Worth $4 Billion?

For a company with just about 6 months of money-making experience under its belt, Twitter might seem pretty lucky to be getting the rumored $4 billion valuation that’s floating around the blogs. I’ll take a look at the details of this valuation, and some of the reasons why Twitter might actually be worth this much below.
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The National Post: How One Newspaper is Embracing Twitter [Interview]

The National Post is a large Canadian newspaper that’s embracing social media as an extension of its newsroom. We had the opportunity to chat with Chris Boutet, the Senior Producer of Digital Media at the Post, about how the paper uses Twitter to provide real-time news to its readers, engage with them, and build its brand.
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What Price A Truly Social Media?

Currently we are privy to a large amount of speculation about the future of the newspaper industry. Some pundits (and editors) are suggesting the only way that print can survive in anything like its existing format is to start charging for online content. Advertising, they say, as a consistent form of revenue, is not enough. This perception would seem timely; News Corp just announced a 97 per cent slump in profits in its newspaper division.

Others feel that charging for what has, with one notable exception, always been free content would actually have the opposite effect for the industry, and likely expedite its demise. The Guardian is currently running a poll asking their readers if they would pay to read newspapers online (any newspapers – not just The Guardian). At the time of writing, a commanding 87.4% say they would not.

In September 2005, The New York Times premiered its TimesSelect subscription model for part of its online content. The service was priced at $7.95 per month, or $49.95 per annum (while being free to existing print subscribers and students), and was a resounding failure. People hated it. Others subscribed, took the content, and then made it freely available to all. So is the way of the internet. Two years later, the Times announced it would stop charging for access.

I have to admit, I side with the majority on this issue. Unless it is priced at an absolute pittance – and I mean literally pennies a day – paying for newspaper content as is is not something I can see myself doing. Others, it appears, would agree.

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