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Doing “The Crawl”

You know “the crawl” — that little trailer of text that scrolls along the bottom of a newscast, essentially letting you have two cipherlike news-experiences at once?

Apparently, Fox crawls at 115 words per minute, while CNN and MSNBC crawl at 105 words per minute.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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