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Twitter often gets a (somewhat deserved) rap for being shallow, filled mostly with people's thoughts about the weather or what they had for breakfast. But every now and then something important happens, like an earthquake or a forest fire, and the service shows its true potential. The most recent example was the Twitter stream from…

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It's romantic in a way, the image of "citizen journalists" with their trusty cellphones, capturing news events around the world and allowing everyone to see instant photos or videos. But it can also be very dangerous, as a story out of China shows. As reported by CNN and at TechCrunch, a man who took pictures…

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Facebook coffers go Ka-ching

by Mathew on November 30, 2007 · 3 comments

Despite all the good-natured pokes (or is that Super Pokes?) that Kara Swisher has taken at young Mark Zuckerberg, she's got a scoop about Facebook, and it's not even Beacon-related: the company has attracted a $60-million investment from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing -- often known as Li Ka-ching, for his ability to turn gigantic…

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I just love this story: an article on multiple sclerosis at Xinhua, the Chinese news site, used a "file photo" of an X-ray that happens to be a still image from The Simpson's -- namely, an X-ray of Homer's brain. An editorial comment about MS patients? Unlikely. Tony Hung wonders whether it's a cultural thing,…
Great piece in the New York Times magazine today, in which Julian Dibbel describes his tour of the "gold farms" in China, where young Chinese men toil over their keyboards for 12 hours a day collecting virtual money in games like World of Warcraft, sleeping in cramped dormitories and earning the equivalent of about 25…

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