Liz Gannes

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Michelle Obama Sends Her First Tweet

This week, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama personally pressed the button to send out her first tweet, complete with a hashtag, a URL and her initials. The White House commemorated the occasion with a blog post and a YouTube video.


Military families serve our nation too. Let’s all show our appreciation by #JoiningForces with them. Get involved: http://t.co/YryjAhl5 –mo
@JoiningForces
Joining Forces

Obama tweeted not from a personal account but rather from @JoiningForces, which is an initiative to support military veterans and their families. Then she gave herself some sign-language applause.


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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