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AOL HuffPost Hires Christina Norman To Lead Video, Black Voices (paidContent)
AOL is following last week's stunning ouster of ad chief Jeff Levick with something that has become as routine as personnel shakeups -- site launches and a big-name editorial hire. Adweek: Christina Norman, the ousted CEO of Oprah Winfrey's OWN, is joining HuffPost to lead a relaunch of the Black Voices site and oversee video content.
Twitter Might Have A New York Office (AllThingsD)
We need to be very careful here, because the last time we thought that Twitter might have opened a New York Office, Twitter said there was no such thing. It was just an office in New York where people from Twitter went to work. But it certainly seems as if Twitter is finally getting ready to open up an official New York office. For real. Business Insider / Silicon Alley Insider: A Facebook source tells us Twitter's new office is Facebook's old sales office.
NYT Reporter Responds To Media Bias Accusations Over #Compromise Hashtag (Mashable)
As Twitter increasingly becomes a tool for journalists -- and now a tool for political acts -- they must find ways to filter their streams to see relevant content. That's what Jen Preston, of The New York Times, did Friday after President Barack Obama asked people to tweet their support of a debt ceiling compromise.