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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei tweets: “If Twitter censors, I’ll stop using Twitter.”
(h/t Xeni Jardin for the rough translation.)
Here’s Twitter: “Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally. Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.” This is not a good thing.
Tweets from kids trying to use Wikipedia for their homework—and failing. SOPA!
Wayne Gretzky’s daughter is quite the wild child! So we did a little investigating into the hockey offspring scandalizing Canada. For science.
We’ll be sitting down with Christopher Dickey (he’s on Tumblr!), Newsweek’s Paris bureau chief and author of this week’s explosive cover story on the hotel maid Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly assaulted, tomorrow morning at 11am EST as he hosts a Twitter chat.
Yes, a Twitter chat!
How’s that work, you wonder?
We’re encouraging readers to submit their question for Christopher by using the hashtag #AskNWK, and Christopher will be answering them from his Twitter account @csdickey. All throughout, we’ll be retweeting readers’ questions and Christopher’s answers from @Newsweek. So follow along! And submit any questions you may have about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid, and the interview that’s leading this week’s cover.
President Barack Obama is hosting a Twitter town hall later this afternoon, and we’d like to use our Twitter account (1.4 mil followers!) to amplify one question from our Tumblr readers. This can be anything from gay marriage to Libya to the ongoing debt debate. Just submit yours by 1pm ET and we’ll select our favorite before the event starts at 2. Ready? Tell us: Do you have a question for Obama?
Professional journalist? You need this link.
We’d argue that if you’re a professional journalist, we’d hope you’re already doing this.
Dan Lyons, on the Anthony Weiner twitter photo scandal
This story came through our inbox last night as “roasted weiner.”