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MC Hammer, Conference Correspondent

Earlier today I was grousing about not getting into the big-deal Quadrangle Foursquare conference, and suggested that I might park myself in the Plaza hotel’s lobby, in the hopes of meeting some of the boldfaced names at the event.

Couldn’t make it (never-ending layoffs news to write about, but maybe tomorrow).

So for now, I’m making do by following the Twitter stream for 80s icon/entrepreneur MC Hammer, who did get an invite. (Thanks for the tip, Tim Geisenheimer.)

Alas, Hammer may be a better dancer than he is a writer. Or maybe he just hasn’t figured out the best way to use Twitter. In any event, I don’t think I’m getting the full flavor of the conference:

Can anyone else suggest other conference attendees who are Tweeting (or otherwise communicating) about the event? Send me an email at or leave a comment below.

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— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work