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Uberti: One small step backward for Twitterkind

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar

(Credit: AP, 1969)

Neil Armstrong is dead. Still.

Social media erupted today with an outpouring of condolences and memories honoring the first man to walk on the moon. Problem is, Armstrong died a year ago.

That’s not the amount of time it takes for news to travel to our lunar satellite and back. But it may be the period required for the attention-span-deprived, 17-second-news-cycle-craving Twittersphere...

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