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Viral Video: Colbert on How Jesus Was the First Tweeter

The very digital and very funny Stephen Colbert had a very good time last night riffing on Twitter’s upcoming IPO, “as one of the world’s top Tweetmen” (he does have more than five million followers).

In part of it, Colbert references a recent tweet by a Vatican official, who noted recently that Jesus Christ was the world’s first and best tweeter:

Here’s the Colbert take on it all:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work