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Nuzzel, with a new batch of news-savvy investors, wants to bring social curation to publishers
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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 »

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

“This is only going one direction: there’s no trend toward ‘less’ data.” Q&A with designer Ben Fry » managing editor on charging for content: “Who’s going to go first?…I don’t think it’s us” »

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

Sad to see fold. How did we come to depend on URL shorteners? Well, it all goes back to 1985… »

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“A 19-year-old may not come across what the Iran deal is, but if it’s in their face in Snapchat, where they’re living all day, I kind of see that as a social good.”
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