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Another Boston Bombing Mystery: Who is @Al_FirdausiA?

(Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for social media sends us this dispatch about a twitter account that may hold clues in understanding the surviving bombing suspect.)

Social media became a large part of the story last week as amateur sleuths scoured the Internet for clues about the Boston Bombing suspects. After several fake Twitter accounts supposedly connected with the suspects were discounted, NPR and other news organizations identified one account, @J_tsar, as being connected with the surviving bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He followed less than 100 people on Twitter, and one of the most recent accounts he followed is one called @Al_FirdausiA. Using a Storify, we detailed the connections and possible significance of the account:

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