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Happy Birthday, United Amateur Press Association: H. P. Lovecraft on the Early Spirit of “Blogging”
Happy Birthday, United Amateur Press Association: H. P. Lovecraft on the Early Spirit of “Blogging”

“Our amateurs write purely for love of their art, without the stultifying influence of commercialism.”

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Tweets from Tahrir: Rare Record of a Revoltuion
Tweets from Tahrir: Rare Record of a Revoltuion

What Gladwell’s fallacies have to do with changing media models and political paradigms.

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Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process
Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process

The news on news, or what Twitter has to do with democracy.

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Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France
Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France

What an early 20th-century Parisian dandy had to do with political theater and the rise of micro-nonfiction.

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See Something Cite Something: A Fair Use Flowchart
See Something Cite Something: A Fair Use Flowchart

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Curating Twitter: Three Hand-Picked Must-Follows
Curating Twitter: Three Hand-Picked Must-Follows

Because #followfriday is insufficient, props are to be given, and we like Big Words.

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