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THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey

As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media. The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the top takeaways: 1. Facebook is just ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker has become a voice in the Wilderness, a Lone Voice in the Wilderness. Last week the United States Senate voted 98-1, declaring, “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Most folks have a hard time reading the words “Sense” and “Senate” together in the same sentence. The ...

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Columbia taps Ford

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Mississippi native, is heading to New York City. Columbia University announced that the author of “Independence Day” is joining its faculty. Ford, currently teaching at the University of Mississippi, will fill a newly created position at Columbia for a professor of humanities and writing. He will teach at Columbia’s MFA writing program. Ford’s ...

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