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Twitter CEO Trying Improv to Lure Female TV Stars to Twitter

Dick Costolo and Matt Lauer.jpg largeTwitter CEO Dick Costolo told NBC “Today” host Matt Lauer that he might dig into his improv roots to lure some of TV’s biggest female comics onto Twitter.

“I would say it’s the collection of female comedians,” Costolo said. “Melissa McCarthy, it’s Tina Fey, it’s Amy Poehler.  I should be able to use some of my pull from my Chicago improvisation days to get a few of ‘em onto the platform– and I’ll make that my goal.”

In his first interview since his company went public earlier in the year, Costolo talks to Lauer about Twitter’s power, what he sees as the “cardinal sin” of tweeting, and dealing with being the oldest guy in the room at a predominately younger company.
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NBC News asking viewers to submit their #DreamDay

NBC News has launched an interactive campaign tied to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The NBC campaign, called #DreamDay, asks viewers to record brief messages starting with “I Have a Dream that…”.

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Matt Lauer joins Twitter with Justin Bieber's help, hilarity ensues

One of live television's longest Twitter holdouts, the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer joined Twitter this morning with the help of Justin Bieber and his crazed millions of followers. The challenge: reach 750,000 followers by Tuesday. Since Matt admitted being a little clumsy with tweeting from his iPhone, Bieber offered to send his first tweet. Here's what happened next...

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