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Aug. 10, 2009, 6:19 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Perez Hilton’s equivalent of a full-page ad, Talking Points Memo pre-history, my URL shortener folds

In the new equivalent of a full-page newspaper ad, sponsoring Perez Hilton for a day costs $72k http://bit.ly/BSQjc »

And in the new equivalent of a veteran journalist, Apple blogger John @Gruber is said to earn $125k/yr http://bit.ly/mtfth »

“This is only going one direction: there’s no trend toward ‘less’ data.” Q&A with designer Ben Fry http://bit.ly/4FGydI »

TIME.com managing editor on charging for content: “Who’s going to go first?…I don’t think it’s us” http://bit.ly/31Q1DB »

Josh Marshall’s first attempt at blogging (“Washington Memo”) rankled the bosses. That’s how TPM was born http://tr.im/vWsA »

Sad to see tr.im fold. How did we come to depend on URL shorteners? Well, it all goes back to 1985… http://bit.ly/n03ea »

 
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