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Obama, Romney debate (and Big Bird) generate 10 million tweets

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Last night's initial showdown between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the most-tweeted political event in U.S. history. [Read more]...
Obama, Romney debate (and Big Bird) generate 10 million tweets

The mystery behind Big Bird's twitter account

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So you know it's 2012 when..... an offhand comment from a presidential candidate spawns a satiric Twitter feed from a beloved yellow PBS bird claiming he's been fired, which goes viral, which causes Twitter to suspend the feed, which causes an outcry that resonates across cyberspace with even the president...
The mystery behind Big Bird's twitter account

Qualcomm: 'Augmented reality as a technology is starting to mature'

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From human anatomy and Maxim cover-models to Sesame Street, tech giant says AR is more than a gimmickThe problem with augmented reality is its perception as digital gimmickry: a technology in search of a useful application that's often hijacked for novelty purposes.AR can make cartoon monsters jump out of crisp...
Qualcomm: 'Augmented reality as a technology is starting to mature'
Twitter goes all Mechanical Turk on its search features

[Poll] Who Owned Social Media This Election: Romney or Obama?

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If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, there is a very good chance you have been bombarded with campaign news and opinion just about every minute of every day for the last year and a half. Most of the chatter likely comes from your annoying, politically minded friends and...
[Poll] Who Owned Social Media This Election: Romney or Obama?

Here's what the third presidential debate looked like tonight

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(Image via Gifwich on Tumblr) Instead of Big Bird and binders, we got horses and bayonets. But behind the attacks and empty pledges, there was data. Lots of data. And memes, of course. Thanks to some instant analysis from Bluefin Labs, Impermium and more, here’s a look at the...
Here's what the third presidential debate looked like tonight

RoboRomney Parody: Watch the Mitt Bot Agree With Anything You Like

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If last week’s memeification of fired Big Bird is any indication of a trend, this is the world’s first GIF elections and debate-watching now consists of sitting around waiting for your joke to go viral. RoboRomney, which you’re likely to start seeing in your Facebook Newsfeed, is on the more incisive end...
RoboRomney Parody: Watch the Mitt Bot Agree With Anything You Like
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Big Bird, not big tech, gets traction in debate

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After last night's presidential debate, the possible fate of Big Bird is now known. But the candidates gave no insight into the possible fate of exascale systems, the next generation of supercomputers....
Big Bird, not big tech, gets traction in debate

Without human input augmentation, algorithms alone are making us dumber

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Are computer algorithms making you dumber? Yes, says Eric Berlow, founder of Vibrant Data Labs. Speaking at the GigaOM Structure: Data 2013 conference on Wednesday, Berlow offered several compelling examples of this phenomenon as well as an approach to augment algorithms with more human input. “There’s lots of content in...
Without human input augmentation, algorithms alone are making us dumber

carlfranzen: All you need to know about CES 2013. Not sure if...

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carlfranzen: All you need to know about CES 2013. Not sure if Big Bird or Ballmer was better -- or all that different....
carlfranzen: All you need to know about CES 2013. Not sure if...

Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)

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At this year's CES, Qualcomm's got a big show -- but not all of it has to do with bleeding-edge performance and kick-awesome graphics. In fact, the San Diego company has a bit of a family side. It's partnering with Sesame Street to highlight its Vuforia platform, an Augmented...
Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)

PBS tweet entices SuperBowl watchers to Downton Abbey: how it happened

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The Lords and Ladies just punked the linebackers. Public television network PBS struck social media gold last night with a well-timed Twitter quip during the SuperBowl that encouraged viewers to watch Downton Abbey instead. In case you missed it, the moment came during a surreal 34-minute blackout in the second half...
PBS tweet entices SuperBowl watchers to Downton Abbey: how it happened

Sesame Workshop Shows Off Mobile Experiments in Rural India, Augmented Reality

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Can you tell me how to get to Galli Galli Sim Sim? Not all of India’s kids can, since many don’t have access to a TV, so the official Indian version of “Sesame Street” is expanding its reach with new mobile services that work on all phones. Sesame Workshop’s Scott...
Sesame Workshop Shows Off Mobile Experiments in Rural India, Augmented Reality

3 fake Twitter accounts that told real election night stories

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Drunk Diane Sawyer will take a place beside Big Bird and Clint Eastwood’s chair among the Twitter spoofs that offered a lighter touch to the 2012 election coverage. After the real NBC anchor began slurring her words and twitching at the news desk, this showed up on the microblog: 99...
3 fake Twitter accounts that told real election night stories

People Who Are Worried About Romney Killing Big Bird Clearly Don't Have Kids

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Look, I get it. Big Bird is a sentimental hero. Everyone who's over 40 remembers watching Big Bird when they were kids. Big Bird and the Snuffeluphagous. If there was nothing else on, which in those days, there often wasn't, Big Bird was a fine stand-by. And thanks to the...
People Who Are Worried About Romney Killing Big Bird Clearly Don't Have Kids

Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments

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OK, it’s no Three Wolf Moon t-shirt, but it’s still pretty funny. Following Mitt Romney’s comment about “binders full of women” at this week’s presidential debate, the customer review sections for various binders on Amazon.com have been filling up with hilarious comments. For example, see this Avery Durable View Binder or this Avery...
Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments

Booting Up: Presidential Debate Post Mortem Edition

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Debate club. (Photo: flickr.com/mountaineerpics) There were 10.3 million tweets sent last night regarding the presidential debates–a new record for the site. [TNW] However, between all the newly created Big Bird accounts and red tie/blue tie observations, it’s possible that Twitter went a little nuts over the presidential debates. Just a...
Booting Up: Presidential Debate Post Mortem Edition

Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

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Fueled in part by candidate Mitt Romney’s comments about the Sesame Street character Big Bird, Wednesday evening’s presidential election debate in Denver, Colorado set a new record as the most tweeted about political event in US history. Twitter’s dedicated government and politics account Tweeted the milestone shortly after the debate...
Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history
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#horsesandbayonets: The Main Meme of the Final Debate, Explained

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Why American foreign policy took a trip to the 18th century during tonight's debate King and Country If the meme of the first presidential debate was Big Bird, and the meme of the second was binders ... the meme of tonight's third and final debate was bayonets. And battleships. And...
#horsesandbayonets: The Main Meme of the Final Debate, Explained

Kleiner Perkins Investor Responds to Romney Calling Tesla and Fisker 'Losers'

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Nobody puts Elon in the corner! (Photo: Wikimedia) If your Twitter feed is anywhere near as tech heavy as ours, Elon Musk came in a close second to Big Bird as unfair targets during Mitt Romney grossly misleading turn at the podium Wednesday night. Lumping electronic sports car makers Fisker...
Kleiner Perkins Investor Responds to Romney Calling Tesla and Fisker 'Losers'
Study says half of media buyers will try native advertising in 2013
Big Bird Will Teach Your Kid To Read Using Qualcomm's Augmented Reality Tech

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, FB, AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the scoop: Apple is reportedly working on a cheaper phone. Facebook is hosting a mystery press event next week. Qualcomm gave a keynote at CES that everyone is talking about. The theme was "born mobile"; Steve Ballmer and Big Bird both appeared on stage. Web TV company...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, FB, AAPL)
Circa wants to save journalism by killing articles. What's wrong and right about that.
Behind every good algorithm is a great human

Mitt Romney's remarks about women spark debate on Amazon.com binder page

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This binder on Amazon.com is the subject of a political debate Amazon.com may be best known as an online retailer. But the company’s product pages also host thousands of opinions of reviewers who discuss the ins and outs of countless products. And one of those product pages — for an...
Mitt Romney's remarks about women spark debate on Amazon.com binder page

At Least the Internet Turned Out to Be a Good Government Investment -- Millions Watched Debate Online

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Who won the first Presidential debate last night? According to the cable news pundits, the winner was Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney. The other winner, according to Twitter’s peanut gallery, was Sesame Street’s Big Bird, who came up in Romney’s pitch for cutting PBS funding. But the other other...
At Least the Internet Turned Out to Be a Good Government Investment -- Millions Watched Debate Online

Big Bird Tweets: How corporations use social media to gauge public persona

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Corporations are learning social media can be a valuable tool in not only monitoring their public persona, but in collaborating within a company....
Big Bird Tweets: How corporations use social media to gauge public persona
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