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05/01/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What the Dalai Lama, Conan O'Brian, Robert Gibbs, and the White Sox Have in Common (Video CRUSH 2/26)

Last week was an eventful one for Facebook and Twitter. Facebook patented its newsfeed, partnered with Paypal, and sent some of its users hundreds of messages that were intended for other people.

Twitter added the people in the headline, with its newest users the Dalai Lama, Robert Gibbs, Ozzie Guillen and Conan O'Brien, and Denny's tried to enter the twitterverse - and failed. All this and more on this week's Social Media Newsladder CRUSH.

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Much has been said of the president's health care summit, and much of it was said through social media. The 7.5 hour summit had 3 times the online viewership that the State of the Union did, and twitter traffic was off the charts.

Finally - If you have nothing else to do (really) take a look at Chatroulette. It is the Social Media Newsladder Meme of the Moment. Basically it is a place where you go and fire up your webcamera. One at a time you see people and they see you, and you hang out together until one of you clicks next. While some people have found creative applications for this model i.e. Catroulette, it looks like it is mostly bored young men and boys and therefore it is NSFW. Idle hands . . .

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