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Space shuttle Discovery: With social media, so close, and yet, so far

As the space shuttle Discovery passed by the Washington Post office on Tuesday, I neither saw nor heard it. I was inside, working. And even though there were thousands of others in the city indoors just like me, thanks to the constant stream of social media from the Discovery’s observers, it felt like the entire city was having a shuttle-spotting party, and I was the only one who didn’t RSVP.
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