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Why Occupy Wall Street and Twitter Were Made for Each Other (Video)

Yes, I’m in this one, along with “Digits” host Simon Constable. But I’m sending this your way because I think everyone should pay attention to Zachary Seward, The Wall Street Journal’s razor-sharp social media guru.

This clip from today’s show gives you a sense of what Zach spends his time thinking about and doing, but you can probably get a more complete picture by following him on … Twitter, of course.

And, as Zach himself discusses here, all of us should probably be following Roots drummer-turned-citizen-journalist Questlove.

Daryl Lang / Shutterstock.com (Photo from Oct. 1 Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.)


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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