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10 Things You Don't Really Need To Know Because Who Cares About Anything But Boston Right Now

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Mike Masnick's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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For most of the past two weeks I've been extremely busy, travelling around to a bunch of different countries, meeting with policy makers, content creators and industry folks talking about creativity, innovation and (a bit) of copyright policy. It's been a fascinating experience, and I'll try to write up some...
Mike Masnick's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape

Massive citizen smartphone photo and video probe underway into Boston bombings

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Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, investigators mounted a massive investigation that includes close scrutiny of digital photos and videos taken about the time of the blasts from citizen smartphones and area surveillance cameras....
Massive citizen smartphone photo and video probe underway into Boston bombings
Meet the British poker player behind Reddit's hunt for the Boston bomber

Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

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Although mainstream media outlets like CNN and the New York Post have come under plenty of fire for the way they handled information during the Boston bombings (Reuters even fired one of its social-media editors), much of the attention has focused on what Reddit got wrong — in part because...
Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

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There's been a lot of hand-wringing among the types of people who hand-wring about these things, that there was a flurry of activity on Reddit and Twitter late last night / early this morning believing that one of the suspects in the Boston Bombings was Sunil Tripathi, a Brown student...
It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen
Reddit owns up to its part in spreading misinformation about the Boston bombings

Hollow Verbiage

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But cable news generates verbiage in this hollow mode, minute after minute, hour after hour, when people are forced to speak even though they have nothing to say. It’s inherent in the enterprise. In most of what it does, continuous real-time broadcast news is a failed experiment. James Gleick...
Hollow Verbiage
Fox pulls 'Family Guy' episode linked to Boston bombings by conspiracy theorists

Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions

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Circa, the mobile-only news service funded by Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, announced on Tuesday that it is hiring Thomson Reuters social-media editor Anthony De Rosa to be the media startup’s editor-in-chief. Circa co-founder and CEO Matt Galligan said in an interview before the announcement that De Rosa will be...
Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions

Wake up! Boston bombings a call for renewed citizen vigilance

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Throughout U.S. history, our nation has rarely experienced the conflict, terrorism, death and destruction seen so often in many other countries. But now that we have once again experienced the horribleness of an attack on the innocent, we evaluate the situation. Patriotic pride and compassion has engulfed the nation, authorities...
Wake up! Boston bombings a call for renewed citizen vigilance

What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

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The Boston bombings, like so many public emergencies, saw heroes who risked their lives. But the tragedy also produced jerks like the person who created @_bostonmarathon, a fake Twitter account claiming to raise money for victims. Here’s a screenshot (via CBS): The episode is the latest example of how Twitter...
What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

Using Technology to Help Identify Terrorists

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In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, facial-recognition technology is being seen as an important tool to help in criminal investigations. The WSJ's Jason Bellini explains how it works and why it sometimes fails....
Using Technology to Help Identify Terrorists

Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it

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We’ve already talked about how Twitter has changed the way that real-time journalism functions during news events like the Boston bombings, by taking all the editorial activity that usually happens behind the scenes in newsrooms — the speculation, the fact-checking, and so on — and pushing it out into the...
Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it
Malicious DDoS Attack On Reddit Continues Into Afternoon

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube account shows jihadist radicalisation in pictures

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Suspected Boston bomber posted videos of Dagestani jihadists and a religious Chechen singer that give clues to his influencesA YouTube account apparently belonging to Tamerlan Tsarnaev gives tantalising hints of his radicalisation before the Boston bombings, and includes a speech by a Russian militant cradling a gun, a bizarre attack...
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube account shows jihadist radicalisation in pictures

How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

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It’s been a tumultuous several weeks for Twitter, Reddit and the social web, during which we’ve seen both its great potential and confounding dark side. There was the recent AP account hacking – which instantly (but temporarily) drained some $200 billion from the stock market – the mass confusion of...
How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Get your cat on: BuzzFeed creates new section where readers can publish

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Viral site BuzzFeed launched a new content vertical on Wednesday called “Community” that consists entirely of user-submitted content. While BuzzFeed has relied on reader content for years, the new vertical will increase the visibility of such contributions. It will also increase the chances of a viral pay-off from the site’s...
Get your cat on: BuzzFeed creates new section where readers can publish

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, SSNLF, GOOG, GRPN, FB, YHOO, NYT)

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Good morning. News: UK gambling site Betfair says: hah, $1.3 billion is not enough to buy us! Tech firms have already donated $32 million toward Chinese earthquake victims, with Apple and Samsung leading the way. Asian gadget-makers say they are trying to lessen their reliance on Apple. "Those in...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, SSNLF, GOOG, GRPN, FB, YHOO, NYT)

Boston bombings was not about failed intelligence

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Texas law enforcement officer Nick Selby balks at the notion that last week's Boston Marathon bombings was the result of an intelligence failure....
Boston bombings was not about failed intelligence
They're watching: why city-wide surveillance failed to stop the Boston bombings

Call for More Video Cameras Spotlights Debate on Use

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Video cameras played a critical role in helping authorities track suspects in this week’s Boston bombings. Now calls for increased camera surveillance in the U.S. are putting a spotlight on the technology and the debate about its use. Read the rest of this post on the original site »...
Call for More Video Cameras Spotlights Debate on Use

Providence police: 'very possible' that body found is Sunil Tripathi

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Sunil Tripathi went missing on 16 March and was wrongly implicated by Reddit users in the Boston Marathon bombingsAuthorities in Rhode Island are working to determine whether a body found in Providence Harbor is that of a Brown student missing since March who was mistakenly linked with the Boston bombings...
Providence police: 'very possible' that body found is Sunil Tripathi

SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: CNN's New President -- 'Twitter Is A Frenemy'

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Twitter Is The New CNN (MediaPost)"Twitter is a frenemy," said...
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: CNN's New President -- 'Twitter Is A Frenemy'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apparently Tweeted 'Stay Safe People' On Day Of The Bombing

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A Twitter account being linked to Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, "Suspect 2" in the Boston bombings tweeted a reference to a song sampled by Jay-Z, with a warning to "stay safe people", on the day of the bombing. Ain't no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people --...
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apparently Tweeted 'Stay Safe People' On Day Of The Bombing
The dramatic decline of the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom captured in photos
How Social Media Shaped Boston Bombing Response

Reddit apologises for 'witch hunt'

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Social news site Reddit has issued a public apology for the way speculation on the site led to people being wrongly accused of the Boston bombings....
Reddit apologises for 'witch hunt'
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