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How Powerful is Twitter? Well, Shaq Just Tweeted His Retirement

Dick Costolo just spent 45 minutes on stage at D9 talking about the power of Twitter. But I think Shaquille O’Neal just made a better argument for Twitter’s power in just two words.

“im retiring,” the NBA star tweeted Wednesday, linking to a video.

Most recently with the Celtics, Shaq spent nearly two decades in the pros as a center for the Lakers, Cavaliers and Suns, after starting his career with the Orlando Magic.


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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