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#1. My task, as a member of this parliament and a 30-year member of the Australian Labor Party, as its former leader, as its former foreign minister and its former prime minister, is to now throw my every effort in securing Julia Gillard's re-election as Labor prime minister at the next election. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#2. I am deeply committed to the cause of Indigenous Australians, and not just because of the Apology, but the big challenges which lie ahead in closing the gap. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#3. I conclude where I began, I was elected by the people of Australia to do a job. I was not elected by the factional leaders of Australia, of the Australian Labor Party to do a job - though they may be seeking to do a job on me, that's a separate matter. The challenge therefore is to honour the mandate given to me by the Australian people. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#4. Politics is about power. It is about the power of the state. It is about the power of the state as applied to individuals, the society in which they live and the economy in which they work. Most critically, our responsibility in this parliament is how that power is used: whether it is used for the benefit of the few or the many. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#5. We want a national emissions trading scheme, the Government does not and has rejected one for years. We want to boost the mandatory renewable energies target, the Government has failed to do that. We want a national demand side management strategy for the country to reduce electricity consumption and the Government, up until now, has done very little on that score. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#6. I'm out there arguing the Labor case. I will do it anywhere and everywhere that I can. I do it within various communities across Australia where I am able to make a positive contribution. And let me tell you, my voice won't be silenced in the public debate because the issue at stake for Australia are so stark. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#7. I do not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a long time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know is that I have no intention of being here for the sake of just being here. Together with my colleagues it is my intention to make a difference . - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#8. 2009 was a tough year, but Australia rose to the challenge of the global financial crisis. It shows what can be done when we all join together and work together, governments of all persuasions state, territory and local; businesses large and small; unions and local communities right across the nation. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#9. Compassion is not a dirty word.. it's time we rehabilitated compassion into the national political vocabulary of this great nation of ours. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#10. If Australia wants an effective United Nations, we have to be comprehensively, not marginally, engaged. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#11. The Government's mission is to build a strong and fair Australia capable of meeting the new challenges of the 21st century. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#12. John Howard's credibility on the entire Iraq war has been torpedoed by John Howard's own intelligence agency. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#13. Of course I base all my election promises and policies on opinion polls - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#14. I am determined to honour the confidence which has been extended to us by the people of our great land. And I say to all of those who have voted for us today, I say to each and every one of them that I will be a prime minister for all Australians. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#15. There's nothing like having a bit of somebody else in you. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#16. On Australia Day 2010, as we enter this second decade of the 21st century, Australians can be optimistic about our future, but we cannot afford to mistake optimism for complacency. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#17. For John Howard to get to any high moral ground he would have to first climb out of the volcanic hole he's dug for himself over the last decade. You know, it's like one of those deep diamond mined holes in South Africa, you know, they're about a mile underground. He'd have to come a mile up to get to even equilibrium, let alone have any contest in morality with Kevin Rudd. - Author: Paul Keating
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#18. Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#19. You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture. - Author: Paul Keating
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#20. I just don't really get into all that sort of personal negative stuff. My job is to outline some positive plans for the country's future and perhaps Mr. Howard and the Government don't like the fact that I'm putting out some positive alternatives. What's their preference.. for me to be a negative carping opposition leader? - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#21. Senator Obama's message of hope is not just for America's future, it is also a message of hope for the world as well. A world which is now in many respects fearful for its future. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#22. I was elected by the people of Australia as Prime Minister of Australia. I was elected to do a job, I intend to continue doing that job. I intend to continue doing it to the absolute best of my ability. Part of that job has been to steer this country through the worst economic crisis the world has seen in 75 years. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#23. The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#24. Mr Howard's problem is for so long he's been a climate change sceptic, how can he, therefore, put himself to the country as part of a climate change solution for the future. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#25. I'm not gay, im just liberal-curious - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#26. The stability of global financial markets is a public good. If governments fail to protect this public good, then those who suffer are the working people of the world whose jobs, whose homes, and whose standard of living depends on it. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#27. We have a prime minister, I'm the foreign minister, I'm trying to get on with the job of doing Australia's foreign policy. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#28. For Australians, climate change is no longer a distant threat. Our rivers are dying, bush fires are more ferocious and more frequent and our natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu, our rainforests - are now at risk. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#29. Gillard is as likeable as Rudd is charmless. She is self-deprecating; he is ludicrously vainglorious. She is a mistress of understatement; he is a ranter. - Author: Germaine Greer
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#30. We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#31. I was elected by the Australian people to bring back a fair go for all Australians. I have given my absolute best to do that. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#32. By way of personal instinct, I have an inherent distaste for grandiose rhetorical statements, which don't have any substantive dimension to them - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#33. It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation's finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger's diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#34. My name is Kevin, I'm from Queensland, and I'm here to help. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#35. If the states and territories do not sign up to fundamental reform, then my message is equally simple: we will take this reform plan to the people at the next election - along with a referendum by or at that same election to give the Australian Government all the power it needs to reform the health system. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#36. Well Australia's been in Afghanistan from the get go, way back in 2001, but we have been resolute throughout and with support from both sides of Australian politics. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#37. What we have seen in financial markets should bring home to us all that the central organising principle of this 21st century is interdependence. For the century just past, interdependence may have been one option among many. For the century that is to come, there is no longer an alternative. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#38. The Australia to 2050 report highlights something that is well understood by South Australians, that infrastructure plays a key role in long-term economic expansion. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#39. Would you like to work at home and earn $150 per hour with data entry? - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#40. There are many who criticise the United Nations. And those of us who know this institution well know that it is not immune from criticism. But those who argue against the United Nations advance no credible argument as to what should replace it. Whatever its imperfections, the United Nations represents a necessary democracy of states. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#41. If you accept it to be natural and normal to be gay then it follows it is not right for two folk who love each other to be denied marriage, - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#42. A Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, who does believe in climate change, nevertheless advised her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, to abandon his emissions trading scheme. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#43. Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign as Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am sad because I love this job. I'm totally dedicated to the work that we are doing in Australia's name around the world, and I believe that we have achieved many good results for Australia, and I'm proud of them. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#44. So in terms of the global economic footprint, let's just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world's largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint increases and that creates both challenges and opportunities for us all. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#45. To be a member of the Labor Party is to be an optimist - optimistic about the future of Australia, optimistic about the ability of government to make a difference. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#46. We have seen this complete right wing takeover of modern liberalism, and it is an ugly spectacle to behold. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#47. There comes a time in the history of nations when their peoples must become fully reconciled to their past if they are to go forward with confidence to embrace their future. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#48. We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#49. People are happiest when they are giving, they are saddest when they are just taking. And that is the core message of community. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#50. There is a reason why the cultures of Indigenous Australia inspire such fascination. And that is that they represent a unique way of thinking about the world. A vision that over tens of thousands of years has risen out of the land, the power, the very being of our continent, Australia. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#51. We should make a pit trap with spikes in the bottom. You make the pit and I'll make the spikes. - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#52. In the field of Artificial Intelligence there is no more iconic and controversial milestone than the Turing Test, when a computer convinces a sufficient number of interrogators into believing that it is not a machine but rather is a human. It is fitting that such an important landmark has been reached at the Royal Society in London, the home of British Science and the scene of many great advances in human understanding over the centuries. This milestone will go down in history as one of the most exciting. - Author: Kevin Warwick
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#53. GUYS! Would you give it a rest?" Kevin shouted at them, "You're standing there feeding off each other! Dad – you're trying to prove to Ted why me and Dani are a Bad Thing – because you just can't bring yourself to admit that it isn't, even though you can SEE that it isn't! You know it! And Ted – you're pushing my dad's buttons on purpose because you're not so sure yourself how you really feel about us - her, me, any of it! So both of ya just SHUT THE HELL UP!" He turned back towards Dani, "Dani – you're beautiful and I love you – but this wasn't one of your best ideas. Now everyone just be quiet while I hit the stupid little white ball and make it go into the stupid little round hole! GAWD!"

All three of them stared at Kevin while he swung. The stupid little white ball flew straight and high, and landed on the green. Apparently a little focus – no matter what it was directed towards – was just what Kevin needed. - Author: Failte
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#54. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse - Author: Kevin E. Kruse
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#55. Yet the paradox of science is that every answer breeds at least two new questions. More tools, more answers, ever more questions. - Author: Kevin Kelly
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#56. My business acumen is definitely growing. - Author: Kevin Hart
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#57. I'll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again. - Author: Kevin Keegan
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#58. Madeline Q has been left behind, and the woman that hid behind her mask had come out from her shadow. - Author: Kevin Klehr
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#59. This is the culmination of a lot of people's vision. I think this is just another step towards making Central Michigan football among the elite programs in the Mid-American Conference. - Author: Kevin Kelly
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#60. Wherever the Net arises, there arises also a rebel to resist human control ... A network nurtures small failures in order that large failures don't happen as often. It is ... fertile ground for learning, adaptation, and evolution ... The only organization capable of unprejudiced growth, or unguided learning, is a network. All other topologies limit what can happen. - Author: Kevin Kelly
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#61. He swung up into the saddle and squeezed his legs, signaling Mickey to walk. Mickey obeyed, of course. Then they went into a trot and headed into the woods.
Kevin urged Mickey into a canter and then into a gallop. He couldn't think of anything but the speed. It pulled him in and he was lost.
He urged Mickey faster and faster. The gallop was his drug. - Author: Jesse Haubert
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#62. Atticus, ixnay issingpay off the oppercay.> - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#63. Matter or energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred. Except for money. Money is imaginary. - Author: Kevin J.J. Carpenter
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#64. This wasn't a practice anymore; it was a fight. Andrew was trying to cut Kevin off at the pass, and Kevin was daring Andrew to keep up somehow. Exy had been a raw point between them since they'd met. It was the critical part of their friendship Andrew refused to acknowledge and Kevin couldn't fix, a dream Andrew wouldn't believe in and Kevin couldn't give up on. This was a shootout years in the making, and Neil could barely breathe as he watched them struggle.
Neil was relegated to the sidelines still, but tonight he didn't mind as much. He saw his future in every shot fired and deflected, every point stolen and thwarted, and he could barely breathe through his excitement. - Author: Nora Sakavic
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#65. In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, 'Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn't understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn't fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn't want it to get any worse. You're the mother of my kids - I don't want to hate you.' - Author: Kevin Hart
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#66. Life as an astronaut in space is a very interesting one. There are things we all take for granted here on earth, like gravity, that can make things a bit challenging. One of the fun things about getting here is the zero gravity and floating around. But it also makes things very difficult. - Author: Kevin A. Ford
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#67. What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on, so you sharpen the blade and hold it at just the right angle. - Author: Kevin Spacey
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#68. It's not fun facing a ball going 97 mph, trust me. - Author: Kevin Pietersen
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#69. Things could be worse. You remember that, and you go on with your life. - Author: Kevin Bacon
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#70. Imagine you're a forty-year-old, Richard," Hamilton said to me around this time, while working as a salesman at a Radio Shack in Lynn Valley,"and suddenly somebody comes up to you saying, 'Hi, I'd like you to meet Kevin. Kevin is eighteen and will be making all of your career decisions for you.' I'd be flipped out. Wouldn't you? But that's what life is all about - some eighteen-year-old kid making your big decisions for you that stick for a lifetime." He shuddered. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#71. All of us in social media and regular media, we're all competing for the same thing, which is this gap between something happening in the world and you knowing about it. - Author: Kevin Systrom
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#72. What makes the Bible utterly unlike any other book - religious or otherwise - is the unsurpassed grace we encounter in its pages. We need Scripture because without it we cannot know the love of God. - Author: Kevin DeYoung
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#73. I wonder what the difference between love and control is, but I'm afraid to look those words up in a dictionary. - Author: Kevin Sampsell
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#74. My girlfriend says I'm fat - Author: Kevin Ma
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#75. What happened was, I always wanted to be a singer/songwriter kind of guy like a James Taylor or Crosby, Stills and Nash type of thing; I went to a lot of coffee houses and used to watch all those guys, but I never had the nerve to get up and do it because singing seems so personal and intimate to me. It was too revealing. - Author: Kevin Nealon
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#76. But what if Wall Street doesn't just attract preexisting douchebags, but actively draws normal people into an inescapable vortex of douchebaggery? - Author: Kevin Roose
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#77. I really appreciate crafts. I like cooking. I love food and drink. I love owning that through Instagram. Although that can be challenging at times because it doesn't fit people's stereotypes of a technical founder. - Author: Kevin Systrom
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#78. If I can't find something on this plate to eat, that's my fault," she replied. - Author: Kevin Wilson
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#79. Stewarding my time is not about selfishly pursuing only the things I like to do. It's about effectively serving others in the ways I'm best able to serve and in the ways I am most uniquely called to serve. - Author: Kevin DeYoung
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#80. There's no reason for your imagination to be fettered by money. - Author: Kevin McCloud
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#81. What do you do when you are really, really sad?" When you are full of dread, is what she really meant.
Godbee exhaled through her nose, making a whistling sound. "Hmm. When I`m genuinely suffering I try to think of someone worse off than I am. And then, if it happens to be someone I know and I`m feeling particularly saintly, I try to do something nice for him or her. - Author: Kevin Henkes
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#82. I'm not the type of person to go into depression after defeat. - Author: Kevin Keegan
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#83. So as I stare at the ceiling, I'm thinking: I must have some serious issues if I'm dreaming like that. Horrible stuff like that. About Kevin. Kevin. Because Kevin is my brother's best friend, practically my brother. My parents love him like everyone else does, even me. And Kevin would never… could never. Not possible. - Author: Amber Smith
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#84. I love to be clean. I wear the same things, all of my clothes pretty much look the same. I'm a plain and simple type of guy. I don't really do a lotta busy colors and things of that nature. I feel like less is more. - Author: Kevin Gates
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#85. What's awesome about social media is you curate your own experience. That leads to the rise of niche celebrities, who are actually just as popular as mass celebrities, but because there's no incentive for traditional media to invest in them as celebrities, they find a home where people can follow them on Instagram. - Author: Kevin Systrom
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