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It seems wrong not to at least mention the presidential debate in this roundup. But with so an overwhelming wealth of debate analysis, debate coverage, social coverage, and Big Bird, choosing just one story is nearly impossible. The Huffington Post complied a list of the top 100 twitter feeds to follow for the debates, broken down by news, campaigns, and personalities (100!), which provides a useful jumping off point but for the record, I quite like NPR’s response to debate night chatter.
Business bloggers and content creators would be wise to heed the words of Oscar Wilde. Business2Community said the literary great and creator of many a snarky one-liner can help writers with their content creation. P.S. – Wilde also wants you to tweet the post.
If you interview people for a living, you probably take a great deal of time framing questions for story content and, hopefully, an engaging response from the interviewee. If you write about entertainment, celebrity, and even music, you know, ultimately, this is a bit of a lost cause. Celebrities are asked the same questions constantly, and generally, they don’t want to hear what you have to say. This includes tween-dream-shaggiest of hair- new kids on the heartthrob block, One Direction. The band just issued a list of banned questions. The list is rather hilarious, as is Gawker’s report.
Is “whom” dead? The babies of the world say, yes. But a correspondent for The Economist’s Johnson blog argues “whom” still has some life left in it, if only thanks to intellectual snobbery. “Educated people prize language, and the mastery of Formal. Their status at the top of the social heap is an incentive to treat the proper use of whom as a sign of intelligence, not just the Formal register.”
And finally … RIP steadfast journalist and anti-nuclear campaigner Crispin Aubrey and New York Times publisher Author O. Sulzberger … re-write a classic novel for Mediabistro’s Literary Remix Writing Contest… and things to ban instead of commonly-banned books.
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