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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

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