What we're reading this week
March 21st, 2013
04:26 PM ET

What we're reading this week

By Laura Koran, CNN

Topics we’ll be covering this Sunday include a survey on the state of the media and a new biography of media mogul Roger Ailes. In the mean time, here are some other stories Reliable Sources found interesting.

Predicting the future – How will the world look 25 years from now? How will we travel? Work? Consume information? Spend our free time? These are some of the questions that the Los Angeles Times Magazine tried to answer in a special 1988 issue and, believe it or not, some of the forecasts were dead on. The magazine correctly predicted modern e-mail and the use of Botox. Some of their predictions, like robot maids, seem to have missed the mark, but if Harlem Shake videos can take the world by storm, can “futura-rock” really be far behind?

Child labor? – He may look young, but David Muir has been in the news business for over a quarter century. That’s because the ABC World News weekend anchor started his first internship at the tender age of 13. Muir spoke with TV Guide about those early years working at a local television station in his hometown of Syracuse, where his co-workers charted his growth on the wall and made fun of his changing voice.

Twitter turns 7 – It may be hard for some to believe given how ubiquitous Twitter has become in such a short period of time, but the social networking site celebrated its 7th birthday today. Over the past seven years, the social media site has allowed people to send their 140-character-or-less thoughts (the good, the bad and the totally inane) out to the universe. To celebrate the big day, CNN has compiled a list of unforgettable tweets from the site’s better known micro-bloggers.

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December 2nd, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Chris Brown’s Twitter Tirade

Lola Ogunnaike and Howard Kurtz discuss the singer’s vile series of Tweets and why the social media site is an outlet for so much nastiness.

Filed under: Social Media • Twitter
July 15th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Internet Crazy Talk

Sarah Lacy, Sree Sreenivasan and Howard Kurtz dissect a Newsweek story that constant Internet use is causing mental health problems.

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Filed under: Social Media • Technology • Twitter
April 15th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

CNN Pundit Faces Backlash

Julie Mason and Jonathan Martin join Howard Kurtz to discuss the fallout from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney and Rick Santorum's exit from the GOP race.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • CNN • Politics • Reliable Sources • Twitter
February 12th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Tweeting Into Trouble

Lauren Ashburn, Frank Sesno and Howard Kurtz discuss the uproar that led to CNN contributor Roland Martin being suspended for sending offensive Tweets.

Filed under: CNN • Reliable Sources • Social Media • Twitter
September 19th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Are political blogs over?

Ben Smith talks to Howard Kurtz about how twitter is stealing political blogs' thunder.

Filed under: Blogging • Social Media • Twitter
September 18th, 2011
02:23 PM ET

War at TechCrunch

WSJ Allthingsd.com's Kara Swisher discusses with Howard Kurtz how she disagrees with former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.

Filed under: Technology • Twitter
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