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Author's Query: Help Andy Carvin Title His Book Proposal

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 4 2012

NPR senior strategist and PdF pal Andy Carvin just put out a call on Twitter for help titling his book proposal. He tweets: "Need to brainstorm a working title for my book proposal. Any ideas? Would really like to avoid using social media cliches. #acarvinbook" Read More

Twitter as Mainstream Media's Meta Minder

BY Nick Judd | Friday, November 18 2011

A freelancer for Reuters in Yemen won't be reporting from that country anymore after a Twitter-stoked brouhaha over his other job — as a translator for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The capstone of the ... Read More

Happening Now: #140conf

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

At the 92nd Street Y here in New York City, 140 Characters Conference is getting into gear. A conference about the real-time web's impact on business and society, this year it will feature a few names that might be ... Read More

Andy Carvin, 'Gay Girl in Damascus' Get CGI Treatment

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

NPR's Andy Carvin, "Gay Girl in Damascus" hoaxster Tom MacMaster and the unmasking of fictional Syrian blogger Amina Arraf get the Taiwanimation treatment in this video from That, you may remember, is the ... Read More

"Interesting If True" Rule Proven Yet Again in #Amina Syrian Blog Hoax

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, June 13 2011

Back in April, I remember reading this amazing blog post that was forwarded around on Twitter about how a gay woman in Syria had nearly been arrested in the middle of the night, but somehow her father bravely confronted ... Read More

The Time That Andy Carvin, Mark Lynch, and Twitter Interviewed the White House's Ben Rhodes

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 19 2011

From left to right, Marc Lynch, Andy Carvin, and Ben Rhodes. From a journalistic perspective, the idea of a White House teaming up with two media figures to produce a White House event can be discomforting. But even ... Read More

W.H. Organizes Post-Speech Twitter Conversation on the Middle East with @carvin and @abuaardvark

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 18 2011

NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) and Foreign Policy's Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark) will be facilitating a Twitter conversation with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes shortly after President Obama delivers a speech ... Read More

Andy Carvin's Middle East Tweeting

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

The Washington Post's Paul Farhi profiles Andy Carvin, the NPR social media strategist who has been tweeting and retweeting about the uprisings in the Middle East for months now. Farhi considers what Carvin is up to: ... Read More

Ushahidi Japan vs. Ushahidi Libya

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mix a terrible natural disaster with a highly networked and tech savvy Japanese population, and you get a potentially "quite powerful" use of the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi, says Patrick Meier, Ushahidi's ... Read More

The Live Web and Washington

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 12 2009

I've been multitasking this morning, catching up on email and glancing at Twitter, and three times I've noticed the power of the live, interactive web as a new factor in my life. Read More