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Gaza’s tweeting sensation

, August 12, 2014

Farah Baker, 16, uses her phone to tweet in her family's home in Gaza City. As bombs explode in Gaza, Palestinian teenager Farah Baker grabs her smartphone or laptop before ducking for cover to tap out tweets that capture the drama of the tumult and fear around her. The 16-year-old's prolific posts on Twitter have made her a social media sensation through the month-old conflict. Once a little known high school athlete, Baker's following on the Web site has jumped from a mere 800 to a whopping 166,000. Reuters/Siegfried Modola
 




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