End of Oct. 8 column
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Dern on Big Bird, Engineering The Internet, Peterman on Defrocking, 100 Twitter Tips, Dan Grobstein File

Daniel Dern was tipped to the presence of opinining on Big Bird. And then, let loose the photoshops of war -- Dern particularly like the last one.

I knew all of this, but do you know How the Internet Works?

Kent Peterman ran across an old George Carlin question, "If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?"  I found a site that continues the discussion in an amusing way. Kent also found this: "I’ll believe corporations are people as soon as Texas executes one of them."

Oedb.org recently published an article, 100 Indispensable Twitter Tips for Journalism Students. Looks to me like these are good tips for anyone (and, alas, that means everyone) for whom social media will be a part of their professional life in the future. Well, shall we say everyone under 60 (which is how old I am, and, conveniently therefore, excludes me)

Dan Grobstein File