The Tuesday Drop for February 8, 2011

Firing Back at Gladwell: Huffington Post's Ari Melber critiques Malcolm Gladwell's argument against the efficacy of social media in the Egyptian protests 

Happy Birthday Facebook: On the occasion of it's seventh birthday, some thoughts on Facebook as a political tool

@Drudge: What does it say that Matt Drudge finally started a Twitter account? 

You've Got News: AOL shakes up the online news landscape by buying The Huffington Post

- Tracking New Trends: Paul Hitlin speaks with eMandP about the Project for Excellence in Journalism and emerging methods for studying new media.