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Amanda French

James Van Der Beek on Dawson's Creek and 1998 -- Vulture - 0 views

    Just for fun, a story about James Van der Beek guy who was on "Dawson's Creek," which was *THE* hot show in 1998, and some of the differences between being famous then and being famous now. On the one hand, you're more exposed now (thanks, iPhone); on the other hand, there are more ways to make pieces of 'the real you' public: " At least on Twitter, I put out some bits of my sense of humor. Whereas in '98, when I was being mobbed by girls, they were just looking to go crazy about anything and could use the excuse, you know, to scream and go mad." Just FYI, I myself have never seen Dawson's Creek, but I remember when it was big, and I know someone who's rewatching all the episodes on Netflix now and live-tweeting them.

Twitter's IPO: The tweet heard 'round the world - 0 views

    Interesting article about the new business side of Twitter. Twitter is planning on becoming a publicly traded company which means stock will be sold to the general public. This article goes over the effects this will have in the future.
Mahrokh Akhavan

The Search Engine That Has Indexed All Tweets in History -- Now a Possible Acquisition ... - 0 views

    I came across this as I was looking for history of search engines and its pretty crazy that the site Topsy has been able to save every single tweet since twitter launched! that's 300 billion tweets!!! and you can search them all as it is open to the public. I hadn't heard about Topsy but it seems like they are gaining a good reputation and going against big search engines like Yahoo and Bing.
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