In a workshop led by Ira Glass, host of public radio's "This American Life," I heard him admit, "We edit out people's breaths and pauses in the interviews before they go on air." Referring to those ums and stammers, this well-known personality admitted to a group of aspiring storytellers that his renowned radio show might not be as unvarnished as it had once seemed. Editing out pauses makes the story flow bettera measure designed to improve his audience's experience. Even the non-frilly is edited. As the Information Age barrels forward, a new role has emerged. While platforms from Facebook…
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