Last week ‘The Onion’ said I was going to become a male stripper. … ‘The Onion’ is probably more accurate than Tom Friedman.Education secretary Arne Duncan • Responding to Thomas Friedman’s bizarre column suggesting Duncan was the perfect candidate to become the next Secretary of State — by citing the second most surprising thing written about him recently. Duncan wins on the sense-of-humor front.
It’s a little early to know exactly what we can learn from social media metrics. I think the way we’ll be looking at this stuff will be very different in four years, in eight years, in twelve years. For right now, we’re kind of in an awkward adolescent age … we’re out of the classical innocent era of our youth where you could just call someone on the phone. But we’re not sure what the substitute for that is yet.With all the recent brewhaha about Nate Silver’s controversial projections for tonight’s outcome, and while we’re all waiting for some legit data to come back from the polls, it seems like a good time to revisit our exclusive interview with Mr. Silver back in September. Enjoy! (via election)