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Figured I’d keep sharing stories that I’ve read recently that I really enjoyed. Here are two new pieces from this week that are well worth your time.
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant, by Jose Antonio Vargas; New York Times Magazine: Vargas is a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. He’s also an undocumented immigrant, who was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. when he was 12. His story is raw and honest and beautifully written.
The Confessions of a Professional Ghost Tweeter, by Amanda Alampi; The Atlantic: Amanda, a Catholic Italian white girl, tells of her experience doing social media for the Islamic Center at NYU, where she Tweeted as if she were a Pakistani-American imam. It’s also just a good look at the current (crazy) state of social media that we’re currently living with.
Also, check out Byliner.com, a new site that collects great writing from all over the web in one place.