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An Oz radio news outfit last Sunday failed to broadcast its 4pm bulletin because the female newsreader was glued to Facebook, The Australian reports. 3AW listeners were alerted to the impending six-minute newscast by its theme music, but nothing more than ads followed. An insider recounted that "a producer raced to the newsroom …

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reaserch on facebook?

WTF (newsworthy) could you POSSIBLY research on facebook, FFS?

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Research?

Facebook for research, that's a tad far fetched isn't it? Next they'll be using wikipedia for people's obituaries.

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@dervheid

Have you never read the free London papers? They seem to do all their research on Facebook and MySpace.

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Paris Hilton

So ...

... the newsreader still has a job because ...? In my book, that's a sacking offence. Even Paris gets that.

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Tautology

Surely Facebook IS a computer problem?

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Tanya...

cumpston.

LOL.

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@AC - SO ...

Paris - sacking offence - ha ha, I get it.

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Fired?!

How did she NOT get fired?! I used to be a radio station techie and I almost lost my job for not fixing a mixer in the time for the drivetime show, even though it was some dozy presenter who knocked coffee over it.

The talent get away with everything, I tells ya!

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Facebook ?

FAIL

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