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Social Networking Big Hit While Tracking Santa

The big man's trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus broke records on social media and by old-fashioned telephone this Christmas Eve.

Volunteers at NORAD Tracks Santa at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado were fielding 4,000 calls an hour Saturday morning, on pace to break a record. Santa's NORAD Facebook page exceeded 840,000 "likes" by mid-morning.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has been telling children about Santa's whereabouts every year since 1955, when a newspaper ad invited kids to call Santa on a hotline. A typo led dozens of kids to call the command.


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