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Linkfest: Twitter Saves Berkeley Student

If you're U.C. Berkeley student on your way to jail in Egypt, it helps to have a Twitter account. Collared while covering an anti-government protest, James Karl Buck managed to bang out "arrested" on his cell phone. That word alerted his friends and the school, who got him a lawyer — and his freedom.

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