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ISO My Twitter Persona

Posted November 7, 2009 | 14:33:00 (EST)

One day in the middle of my first-ever book tour, a thought woke me up early in the morning. I'd just had an event at a popular L.A. bookstore. I saw old friends, answered great questions, sold a good amount of books. But that next morning I realized: I hadn't...

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Dan Brown, Annoying Facebook Friend

Posted September 23, 2009 | 17:52:05 (EST)

Recent updates from the Facebook profile page of Dan Brown, author of The Lost Symbol:


Dan Brown Hey, did you hear? I have a new book. And I don't get why people give me a hard time about taking 6 years to write it.

Joyce...

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Tiring of Facebook Fatigue

Posted September 8, 2009 | 21:41:56 (EST)

The we-love-it we-hate-it news cycle. Just a few months after we've splattered the media with pieces about how great something is, we turn around and report on how sick of it everyone has become. We're like a tabloid that features a rail-thin starlet on our cover, headlines screaming, "Friends Fear...

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Back to the Classics, for Grown-ups

Posted August 26, 2009 | 15:04:36 (EST)

When I signed the contract for Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float, my literary-social-networking "lark" of a book that came out this week, I didn't just promise to write it. I was also signing up for two strange and wonderful tasks: to spend an insane amount...

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Health Care: The Founding Fathers Weigh In

Posted August 17, 2009 | 21:47:44 (EST)

"The founders did not look to the government as being the solution for the problems in this country. It doesn't say in the Constitution: give out free health care to people, bail out the auto companies, do all these things. The people of this country can be self-sufficient and take...

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Facebook Holdouts: Just Try It. I Swear It's Not Addictive

Posted August 6, 2009 | 18:00:59 (EST)

I can count on one hand my friends who aren't on Facebook. They're very easy to remember because they're the people I've communicated with least over the last year. While I know, in great detail, the length of time a distant high school friend has waited for her new refrigerator...

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Every Status Update Tells a Story: Twitter Novels and Facebook Lit

Posted July 15, 2009 | 10:50:55 (EST)

Last week, I found myself typing into an online thesaurus at 11:30 p.m. I have a toddler. I don't stay up this late on purpose. But I'd seen the "first draft movie lines" microtrend exploding on Twitter and I suddenly needed a new way to say the line "The Dude...

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