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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Aug 8, 2012 — Katherine Losse was the 51st employee of Facebook. In five years, she rose from customer service representative to ghostwriter for founder Mark Zuckerberg. Losse left the company in 2010, in part because of concerns about how social networks were affecting her real-life relationships.
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Jun 14, 2012 — NPR commentators favor Jennifer Close's look at women facing marriage and Amanda Hodgkinson's post-World War II family drama. There are also memoirs by actor Christopher Plummer and nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei, plus Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams re-evaluate universities for the digital age.
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Jul 14, 2011 — According to writer and digital revolution expert Don Tapscott, the classic university lecture model is an outdated way of teaching a generation that has grown up making, changing and learning from digital communities.
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Feb 10, 2011 — From Adam Haslett's unchecked financial wizard to Cathleen Schine's late-life divorce to Alan Bradley's 11-year-old chemist and sleuth, this week's fiction is bursting with big personalities. And in nonfiction, journalist David Kirkpatrick profiles Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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Jan 10, 2011 — What happens to your online presence when you die? Evan Carroll and John Romano edit The Digital Beyond, a website that helps users plan what happens to their online content after death. They suggest you start planning now for the inevitable.
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Jun 10, 2010 — What began as a Harvard-only website is now the social networking tool of almost 500 million people worldwide. David Kirkpatrick examines the site's short history and its long-term potential in The Facebook Effect.
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Jul 17, 2009 — Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook in his Harvard University dorm room. Within months, he became the youngest self-made billionaire in history. Ben Mezrich's new book The Accidental Billionaires charts his meteoric rise.
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May 7, 2009 — A startup in 2003, MySpace last year earned almost $1 billion. Julia Angwin chronicles the rise of this colossus, the oddities of its often tawdry Web culture and Rupert Murdoch's 2005 high-stakes battle for ownership.
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Jan 8, 2009 — Social networking, user feedback and Tweeting are now common Web experiences. Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, isn't surprised. He knows what works online, what doesn't, and why — and he just might know what's next.
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May 29, 2008 — Fancy gadgets such as the iPod and BlackBerry mobile phone are doing more than just keeping people plugged in to the latest technology. They're also seen as tools that could change history. Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, The Power of Organizing Without Organization, describes the phenomenon.
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