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    This picture’s worth millions

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Tim William’s brush with notoriety started rather simple.

    “I found someone with the same name on Twitter,” Williams said Tuesday. “Of course, I had to follow him.”

    It turns out his namesake worked for a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh and when the American Williams tweeted that he hadn’t seen any pictures of a nearly frozen Niagara Falls during the recent deep freeze brought on by a polar vortex earlier this month, the Niagara Falls man lept into action.

    “I told him I could get one,” Williams said. “I said I live nearby.”…

    He grabbed his camera and headed out, snapped a few pictures and picked one out to send to his American counterpart…

    It was picked up by online outlets like the Huffington Post and at last count, had received five million hits and more than 100,000 shares on Facebook.

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    DJ Steve Aoki is fine with reality shows on MTV instead of music. He welcomes more American Idol knockoffs.

    As far as he’s concerned, they’re great for his industry because they’re forcing people to seek out good music more than ever. When they find something that wasn’t manufactured by a TV show or record company hype, they flock to it.

    “Now, kids are forced to discover music on their own terms,” says Aoki, who’ll be part of an all-night dance party at the Scotiabank Convention Centre New Year’s Eve. “It created an open lane for all this music to be discovered. I’m happy for all the reality shows on TV.

    “People aren’t lazy – they’re going on YouTube, SoundCloud and Facebook and finding music themselves. That’s the power of dance music – it’s mainly a viral music. You have to discover the music yourself.”

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