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Are media losing their way in mad #My2K and #Lauerfail hashtag chases?
Are media losing their way in mad #My2K and #Lauerfail hashtag chases?

From #SaveBigBird and #womeninbinders, to #Lauerfail and #DrunkDianeSawyer, it seems like we are awash in stories with hashtags these days --stories about the 140-character wonders of Twitter and their impact on media and politics. And while there is no shortage of reporting on the latest record number of tweets on any given topic, it feels like the faster the stories about social media come, the further we fall behind the curve of understanding how they are shaping the culture or what they might be trying to tell us about ourselves. We chronicle and marvel at the numbers, but maybe we are missing the meanings of this latest development in media consciousness. Last week, President...

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