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June 1, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter’s gender gap, word-cloud reporting, data visualizations

10% of Twitter users account for 90% of tweets. Plus, some interesting data on Twitter and gender http://tr.im/n4Xi »

Totally enamored of Liberia’s “Blackboard Blogger,” who brings the news to his audience. Sells ads, too http://tr.im/n2yI »

Behind the scenes of NYT’s new, sideways-scrolling multimedia blog Lens. @zlwise explains the design http://tr.im/n6iQ »

First time I’ve seen a word cloud produce useful reporting: government vs. public dialogue on open data http://tr.im/n5CN »

Who was the first blogger? @scottros takes a fascinating walk back in time http://tr.im/n3md »

Sorry to crimp your productivity on this Monday, but here are 50 beautiful data visualizations http://tr.im/n23u »

 
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