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Cher's Alive, Despite What You Read On Twitter

When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday, the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead popped up on Twitter. For some, it was the pop star's name that stood out to them, not Thatcher's.
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Cher Fans Confused By Thatcher Twitter Hashtag

On Monday, a trending Twitter hashtag threw fans of Cher into a panic. It read: #nowthatcherisdead, all one word, referring to the late British leader. But many read it as "now that Cher is dead."
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Crowdsourcing Creativity At The Cinema

The Canon-sponsored Project Imaginat10n used social media to crowdsource images and ideas to produce five short films. It's an idea director Ron Howard says other artists would be foolish to ignore.
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Pastor Joel Osteen Is The Target Of A Complex Online Hoax

April Fool's Day was one week ago — but an elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen gained wide attention Monday, after those behind the hoax used Twitter, YouTube, and other social media to spread spurious claims that the pastor had renounced his faith and would close his huge Texas church.
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Bracelet Aims To Keep Aid Workers Safe In Hostile Areas

An organization in Sweden has developed a smart bracelet to protect aid workers in danger. All Things Considered hosts talk with Robert Hardh, executive director of the Civil Rights Defenders about how the bracelets work.
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Tech Week Ahead: Old Meets New In Fight Over Streaming Media

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Laura Sydell looking forward to the week's technology news, including some likely hand wringing at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas over the way people are watching shows in the digital era: by streaming video online.

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