Andy Carvin (@acarvin), senior strategist for NPR’s social media desk, discusses his recent work on Twitter. He’s been tweeting about protests in Egypt and Tunisia, now Libya and Bahrain. Carvin has sought multiple sources on the ground and reported on the minute-by-minute revelations.
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The co-founder of Twitter talks about how the service was used in Egypt to help organize the protests, and about the rumors that the popular microblogging service could be purchased by Google or Facebook.
Jon Stewart on Fresh Air
You can call them “slackers” or “losers.” The media has coined more politically correct terms like “failure to launch” or “boomerang kids.” Whatever you choose to call them is irrelevant - they don’t care. They have a Facebook status to update. Raised as the generation with the most access to information, entertainment, and technology, many thought the 20-somethings would be an active and ambitious bunch. But it turns out that this generation might be the one of the slowest developing ever. Many psychologists have opinions as to why this phenomenon is occurring now - the scary economic state could look debilitating for college students drowning in loans with few job prospects. Others point the finger to the parents, saying that parents aren’t as involved with their kids as they used to be, maybe because they have to work multiple jobs. So what does this generation think of all the attention being paid to its underdevelopment? Nothing… they’re still amazed at the new iPhone app and 3-D Nintendo DS.
Guests: Sanden Totten, 29-years-old, KPCC Madeleine Brand Show producer/reporter
Gina Delvac, 24-years-old, KPCC Air Talk intern and aspiring radio broadcaster
Jim Panetta, 23-years-old, KPCC Patt Morrison intern and professional stand-up comedian
Brittany Knotts, 22-years-old, KPCC Patt Morrison intern and aspiring journalist
Twenty-two years ago, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence.