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Fake BP Twitterer sort of comes forward.

 by John Moe // Posted: 06/04/10 11:38 AM

The Twitter account at @BPGlobalPR is not run by BP and isn’t really a pr account. It’s parody of a pr person trying to spin the disaster in the Gulf. Not only is it quite funny, it gets ten times the followers of the real BP, somewhere around 115,000. Now the person writing it has stepped forward to explain why he/she is doing it. At the same time, the shirts and other items sold through a link given on the site have brought in $10,000 for cleanup efforts.

Listener and twitter pal @ScareQuotes points us to a Time exploration of fake Twitter accounts as literary genre.

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What will we do with all this "white space"?

09/26/10 11:15 AM

There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.

On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.

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