Twitter: A Global Force At Age Five

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President Barack Obama sits with Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. i

President Barack Obama sits with Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama sits with Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

President Barack Obama sits with Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

Charles Dharapak/AP

Twitter has become a top communications tool for everyone from entertainers to presidents. It is credited with speeding revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, and blamed for helping ruin some political careers. Host Michel Martin discusses Twitter's impact with NPR Social Media Specialist Andy Carvin; Racialicious.com Editor Latoya Peterson; and "The Stream" co-host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.

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