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A Bear Dabbles in Photography: Readers’ Photo Captions

blogs.wsj.com — Wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence set up his camera close to the Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada, and ended up getting up close and personal with a camera-curious grizzly bear. Out of the footage came a photo of the bear standing in front of a camera.

Rosetta Mission’s Tweets from Space

blogs.wsj.com — Scientists say Rosetta mission's probe has successfully become the first craft to land on a comet - a historic moment for space exploration.The event was a popular topic on Twitter, where #CometLanding trended globally when the Philae probe landed.Two Twitter accounts really got into the conversation: @Philae2014, representing the probe, and @ESA_Rosetta, each tweeting on behalf of the Rosetta spacecraft.

Always Ask ‘Why?’: Readers on Using Critical Thinking at Work

blogs.wsj.com — Job hunting? Critical thinking may be critical to getting hired. Mentions of critical thinking in job postings have doubled since 2009, according to career-search site Indeed.com. The Journal's Melissa Korn reports: Critical thinking is a critical skill for young workers these days. What that means, though-and how to measure it-is less clear.

5 Things to Know About Ello, the Social Network with a Manifesto

blogs.wsj.com — The Internet is abuzz over Ello, a new social network that launched this past summer and is enjoying a spike in sign-ups. Ello describes itself as "simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network." But others are calling it the "anti-Facebook," partly because it doesn't require people to use real identities.

George W. Bush’s Press Secretary Recounts Morning of Sept. 11 in Tweets

blogs.wsj.com — Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is using Twitter to share detailed accounts of Sept. 11, 2001. He is tweeting the events in real-time, as they happened on that day 13 years ago. Fleischer was with former President George W. Bush in Florida for an event at an elementary school when news of the attacks surfaced.

Fellow Comedians Remember Joan Rivers

blogs.wsj.com — Joan Rivers, a talk-show host, actress and red-carpet critic who rose to the top of comedy's ranks while unapologetically skewering everyone and everything she passed along the way, died Thursday in New York following complications from a medical procedure. She was 81 years old.


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How #Ferguson Has Unfolded on Twitter

blogs.wsj.com — There have been over 7.8 million tweets mentioning the hashtag #Ferguson since August 9, according to data from Twitter . The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., is under local and federal investigation and has led to both violent and non-violent protests.

Ferguson in Tweets: Violence Erupts Again in Missouri

blogs.wsj.com — Protesters began looting local businesses early Saturday morning in Ferguson, Mo., before others stepped in to try and restore the calm. The violence erupted again after police released new details Friday in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed Mr. Brown.

How the #IceBucketChallenge Went Viral on Social Media

blogs.wsj.com — You may have noticed people in your Facebook and Twitter feeds posting videos where they dump a bucket of ice water over their heads. Don't worry, it's all for a good cause. As the Journal's Sumathi Reddy explains, the campaign, dubbed the ice-bucket challenge, is to raise money for patients and organizations with ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder.
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Nov 27, 2014

@CDiRusso @s_m_i @jaesalinas @DiannaMcD my brother is a college sophomore. Similar list but he does use Instagram. Didn't mention yik yak.

Nov 26, 2014

Twitter is tracking which apps you've installed on your mobile device to better target ads. on.wsj.com/1tjPu2N

Nov 26, 2014

@AmandaWills Haha I'm on a train and it's fine. No snow (yet) helps. How's driving?

Nov 26, 2014

@_alastair Great meeting you too!! We'll have to have another state of the media convo soon.

Nov 26, 2014

Powerful read from WSJ reporter @gedfields on being stopped by police for being a "suspicious" young black man: on.wsj.com/1yXH0lF

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