Here are the highlights from my Twitter posts for the last week, with some additional commentary.
- Interesting profile by Michael Lewis off President Obama in Vanity Fair. Lewis got major backstage access, and crafted a well-written piece.
- Incisive short video by Ken Burns on story telling where he says “1 + 1 = 3, those are the really interesting stories.” If anyone knows what makes stories interesting it’s Ken Burns.
- Who is Sam Bacile? He’s supposedly the mystery man behind the anti-muslim film blamed for foreign diplomatic attacks and no doubt we’ll hear a lot more about him in the days and weeks to come.
- Foursquare is not a social media tool you’d expect politicians to use much. And it seems that Congresswoman Michelle Bachman apparently regretted unlocking the Adventurer Badge on Foursquare We know this because the sites Politwoops keeps track of deleted tweets from politicians.
- Nice article by NY Times columnist David Brooks, on what politicians could learn from Bruce Springsteen. I called Brooks a conservative in the original tweet and a friend tweeted me to say Brooks is NOT conservative, pointing me to Charles Krauthammer’s July 2011 interview, in which he clarifies why Brooks is not a conservative: “He’s open to all views.” Okay, gotcha. And he’s really open to Bruce Springsteen.
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