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* DudeNotFunny: Best Buy's twitter cracked a joke about Serial. Repeat: A joke about a teenage girl being murdered, supposedly in their own parking lot. It was not received well.



** The Best Buy parking lot had no security cameras, or if it did, they would have recorded onto VHS tapes to be re-used every week.

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** The Best Buy parking lot had no security cameras, or if it did, they would have recorded onto VHS tapes to be re-used every week.week.
** The presence or absence of a payphone at Best Buy circa 1999 becomes relevant.


** Adnan's cell phone only kept a record of outgoing calls, since Caller ID hadn't been widely available in cell carriers.

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** Adnan's cell phone records could only kept a record of identify outgoing calls, since the incomings were only timestamped without Caller ID hadn't been widely available in cell carriers.ID.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Because the murder happened in 1999, some technological evidence that would have been easy to access in 2014 isn't available. For example:
** Cell phones not being widely available to teens at the time, Adnan and Hae Min used mostly pagers to contact each other.
** Adnan's cell phone only kept a record of outgoing calls, since Caller ID hadn't been widely available in cell carriers.
** The Best Buy parking lot had no security cameras, or if it did, they would have recorded onto VHS tapes to be re-used every week.

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