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Viral Video: Chilean Miners Rescued as Real-Time Web Watches

While some television networks and cable channels are doing a lot of coverage, the Chilean miner rescue is unfolding minute by agonizing minute on the Web.

And also on social networking sites, such as Twitter, which you can see below, along with live Web video from CBS (CBS) News on Ustream.

CBS has been doing the feed since early yesterday and presumably will continue until all the miners are out.

Truly, given how well it has turned out, enjoy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald