63 posts and columns on Sarah Palin
At the end of the day, they’re both trying to sell a product. Themselves. And they both do a great job in their distinctive niche.
– From a project in which @alicetiara, an assistant professor at Fordham studying social media, asked her students to compare the Twitter accounts of a politician and a celebrity
Yes, it is perverse, but I really want to come in dead last in Time magazine’s “140 Best Twitter Feeds.” Why? Well, there’s no way I am getting near the top with the likes of Sarah Palin and Lady Gaga in the same list, so I felt the 140th–get it?–slot on a Twitter poll is the next best thing to aim for.
Hope you’ve sated your curiosity about Sarah Palin’s upcoming book: Gawker Media, which published unauthorized excerpts of the book on Thursday, has pulled them off the Web following a federal court order.
Legal threats aren’t new for Gawker Media. But usually they’re about much more popular stories. Nick Denton’s audience, it seems, isn’t that interested in advance snippets of “America By Heart”.
The Web there works well enough for Sarah Palin, but a big swath of the state is still on “narrowband”. And if you’ve got a need for speed? Get thee to Wilmington.
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