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Mar 21

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Mar 20

The Word Newsroom: Our #FirstTweet

Twitter has released a fun new feature that shows you any username’s very first tweet. Here are some of our favorites from the newsroom.

Marco Werman, host
First tweet: February 27, 2009

Jonathan Dyer, managing editor
First tweet: August 12, 2009

Sonia Narang, Human Needs multimedia producer
First tweet: March 20, 2009

Mike Wilkins, engineer
First tweet: February 24, 2012

Chris Woolf, producer 
First tweet: February 16, 2011

Shefali Kulkarni, Global Nation digital producer 
First tweet: September 6, 2009

Traci Tong, producer
First tweet: August 12, 2009

Joyce Hackel, producer
First tweet: August 11, 2008

Jeb Sharp, show producer
First tweet: April 3, 2008

Matthew Bell, reporter
First tweet: August 22, 2008

And us! 
First tweet: February 14, 2008

Mar 12

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Mar 11

From Clark Boyd in Boston: “It’s not every day you get to interview the hardest working LEGO minifigure photographer in Britain…”
See more photos of this little guy.

From Clark Boyd in Boston: “It’s not every day you get to interview the hardest working LEGO minifigure photographer in Britain…”

See more photos of this little guy.

Mar 07

Last month I wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the difference between how Americans and Russians respond to the question, “How are you?”

My inbox exploded. People from all over the world wrote to tell me how they were. I learned that Russians are not the only ones who take “How are you?” literally. The same holds true for Chinese, Israelis, and very grumpy Americans.

” — Alina Simone 

(Source: pri.org)

Mar 06

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Mar 05

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DJ in the house! Betto Arcos is here to tell us about three musicians from Uruguay.

Mar 04

Obama tries to define the ‘red line’ for Putin in this cartoon by Canada’s Gary Clement. 

Obama tries to define the ‘red line’ for Putin in this cartoon by Canada’s Gary Clement. 

(Source: nytsyn.com)

Storify: Slice of Ukrainian life away from the stand-off in Crimea