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Conan: “I Don’t Know What LinkedIn Is” (But He’ll Conquer It Anyway)

Conan O’Brien, who has done some very funny Web mocking lately on his talk show, takes on business network LinkedIn this week, simply by signing up.

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Among his jobs: Lighting designer at Applebee’s. Skills & Expertise: Pretending to listen and Microsoft Excel.

Heh.

Here he is talking about his dreams of becoming a LinkedIn “influencer” in this adorkable video:


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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