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Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, Maryland. Karnow died of congestive heart failure. Karnow served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II before …

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Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all the different locations by simply clicking “Change” in the Trends section. “People around the world turn to Twitter to talk …

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Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had not even been in talks. This was not until various publications picked up the story. In our version, we were …

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Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author talks include: Gregory Benford and Larry Niven, Jose Garces, Cal Newport, and Andrew Blum. You can find them all here.

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Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media

As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy. And that was just Instagram, and before much of the effects were …

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People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter as saying: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of …

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Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll see stuff from authors who have discussed the topic. I suppose this is Bing’s response to Google’s authorship (which Google …

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We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade

Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News is now available in 72 editions in 30 languages, and counts 50,000 publications among its news sources. Along with Google …

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Twitter Puts Together “Best Practices” For Journalists

Twitter has put together a set of “best practices” for journalists and newsrooms. Essentially, it boils down to the following four items: 1. Tweet your beat 2. Use hashtags for context – 3. @cite your sources 4. Share what you’re reading Twitter says it analyzed thousands of tweets from over 150 news brands and individual reporters around the world to …

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Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps

The next time that your flex player makes a last second reception to clinch the victory over your fantasy football nemesis, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to read a write-up of the game constructed by a robot. Machine-generated content is nothing new. Companies have been producing articles churned out by artificial intelligence for years. We’ve told you …

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Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on Quora have,” says Hongping Lim. “However, quoting and republishing Quora content requires work and many publishers have asked us for …

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Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with publisher Hearst, however, keeping an editor role for the magazine’s 59 international editions, all the way up until her death. …

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