Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Will Ferrell Is Worth Five Million Twits

It took five years, but the Funny Or Die comedy site finally reached five million Twitter followers. And, naturally, it’s marking the occasion with a video by its co-founder and frequent star, Will Ferrell.

In it, he makes fun of the site’s tweets and also fires an intern — pretty much par for the course. Along with the fandom on Twitter, Funny Or Die has two million Facebook “Likes” and 370,000 Tumblr followers.

Here’s the Ferrell video:


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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