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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik