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NPR’s Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media

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NPR’s Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media

Poynter. – 2011-10-18

@ACarvin Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR’s Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he’s taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media. “So I’m… Read more
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