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Technorati, Live 8 Team Up

The folks at the blog search engine Technorati have teamed up with the organizers of the Live8 concerts to create an “Blog Centralâ€? where they’ll be aggregating blog posts about the concerts. I’m considering going to the Live8 Philly concert, but a friend of mine is in town that weekend so I am not sure […]

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Data Mining: So Hot Right Now

> WaPo: “Pentagon Creating Student Database“ > NYTimes: “Age 16 to 25? The Pentagon Has Your Number, and More“ From the NYTimes story: The Defense Department and a private contractor have been building an extensive database of 30 million 16-to-25-year-olds, combining names with Social Security numbers, grade-point averages, e-mail addresses and phone numbers. The department […]

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WaPo and Tina Brown

The Washington Post put this quote from today’s column by Tina Brown on the main page of their website: “Maybe it’s a secret fantasy of girl-on-girl action that makes Ed Klein obsess about Sen. Hillary Clinton’s supposed lesbian ethos.â€? What journalistic purpose is this serving? Couldn’t the space be better used? Actually, Why Tina in […]

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Whose Neighborhood?

“Welcome to the Neighborhoodâ€? is a new reality TV program on ABC: Seven families arrive at the dream home – a 3300-square-foot house with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms located on a prime piece of real estate in a cul-de-sac near Austin, Texas. The competing families, each in their own unique way, enthusiastically meet and […]

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Bolo Ties Off Limits at High School Graduation

There’s an interesting little scandal I found on the AP wire this afternoon brewing in Pomfret, Maryland an outer suburb located southeast of D.C. There, a student with Cherokee ancestory wore a bolo tie instead of a fabric one at his graduation ceremony, and school officials have withheld his diploma pending a meeting with the […]

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