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Social media is for democrats, not despots

CONTROL!Newspapers of the world take note: The New York Times has hired its first social media ‘editor’.

Jennifer Peston, a new veteran with a quarter of a century’s experience, has been given the role to further embrace the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Digg and YouTube.

But a social media ‘editor’? Maybe a ‘manager’ or ‘evangelist’ would have worked better. As it stands it sounds a little bit like the NYT has brought in a social media censor.

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