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April 11, 2011 | 3:40 pm

Video: Poet Billy Collins on Social Media, Twitter, and Poetry

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was on our KQED Forum last week to discuss his new anthology, Horoscopes of the Dead. Afterwards, KQED News Interactive Producer Amanda Stupi asked him what he thought, as a poet, of social media. The conversation then turned to the representation of poetry in electronic form. “A poem is […]

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April 8, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Animation: The Twitter Tax Break

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Taiwan’s Next Media Animation is at it again with this informative video report on the Twitter tax break. Not a bad way to familiarize yourself with the story, actually.

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April 6, 2011 | 2:34 pm

Burning Man to Move Headquarters to Mid-Market; Audio: Larry Harvey, Ed Lee

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Burning Man LLC, which puts on the 50,000-person Burning Man arts festival in the desert every year, is moving its headquarters to the mid-Market area, it was announced today. Combined with the retention of Twitter and not to mention the coming opening of a Pearls’ Deluxe Burgers, could we be looking at the next Tribeca […]

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Morning Splash: Caltrain to Cut Trains, Stations, Up Fares; Twitter Tax Break; U.S. Shutdown Looms

April 6, 2011 | 7:50 am

Morning Splash: Caltrain to Cut Trains, Stations, Up Fares; Twitter Tax Break; U.S. Shutdown Looms

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Caltrain to halt trains, close stations, raise fares, slow express service (Bay Area News Group) After dire warnings that threatened to cripple the popular commuter train line, Caltrain on Tuesday scrapped the worst of its proposed cutbacks — but will still halt 10 trains, close several stations and raise fares. The plan, set to go […]

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April 5, 2011 | 2:24 pm

SF Supervisors Pass Mid-Market Tax Break for Twitter, Other Companies

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For our reporter Rachel Dornhelm’s live tweets from the Board of Supervisors, click here. Update 3:13 p.m. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm has tweeted that the legislation passed 8 to 3, with only Supervisors Avalos, Mirkarimi, and Campos voting no. Earlier post If so inclined, you can watch today’s meeting of the full San Francisco Board of […]

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March 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm

Alice Waters’ New Twitter Feed

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Chez Panisse owner and California cuisine-guru Alice Waters launched her very own Twitter feed yesterday. Inside Scoop SF was live at the press conference, held at Twitter itself, in San Francisco, thereby enabling this maxi-mega-meta event: Alice Waters tweeting about her Twitter feed from Twitter headquarters. Though she also was there to launch her Eating […]

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Love It or Hate It, Twitter Turns Five

March 21, 2011 | 5:05 pm

Love It or Hate It, Twitter Turns Five

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Twitter, the micro-blogging service you either love or love to hate, turns five today. It was March 21, 2006 when Twittr (there was no “e” in the name back then) co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet: “Just setting up my twittr.” Since then folks have used 140 characters to do everything from write […]

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March 16, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: What Will Twitter Deal Really Cost?; Willie Brown as Lobbyist

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Behind the tweets (San Francisco Bay Guardian) A Guardian review of the voluminous e-mails and other public records behind the proposed Mid-Market tax exclusion zone shows how public officials and private power brokers promised millions of dollars in benefits to Twitter and greatly expanded the tax-exclusion zone […]

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March 11, 2011 | 12:43 pm

Follow Tsunami News on Twitter

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More on Twitter: KQED News Twitter KCBS KGO Radio Twitter List of Twitter feeds for Hawaii, Japan, and general quake

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February 23, 2011 | 5:14 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Supes Want Competition for Trash Pick-Up; Behind the Twitter Tax Deal

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Supes Want to Rescind Law that Bans Competition in SF Trash Collection (SF Weekly) Does Recology have a right to pick up San Francisco’s trash forever? Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and David Campos don’t think so. They plan to put a measure before voters in November rescinding a […]

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