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How AddThis Fits into The Future of Journalism

Marc Andreessen––a early pioneer of the Internet as the co-author of the first graphical web browser and co-founder of Netscape––wrote a series of tweets that culminated in a blog post explaining how he sees journalism changing, and how Internet technologies are going to facilitate the news media growing ten to one hundred times what it is today.

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Boston, Waco and How the People Empower Social Media

With wounds of the Boston Marathon bombings and Waco fertilizer plant explosions still fresh, we’re all witnessing the evolution of how we communicate, find facts, and even comfort ourselves in times of unexpected tragedy. We saw how social media was used to share and source information, amplify voices, and connect communities that are geographically far apart––all in real time.

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