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Aug. 20, 2009, 7:02 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Guardian’s “local data landgrab,” a Firefox plugin for the PACER database, an embed-this-post feature

The Guardian, already the UK’s leader in database journalism, is making a smart “local data landgrab” http://tr.im/wLmo »

If you ever tangle with the federal court system’s tortuous PACER database, this Firefox plugin is for you http://tr.im/wHlu »

Bigger isn’t better: Study finds smaller online ads can be more effective than large banners http://tr.im/wL4s »

Sky News ran @Joe‘s crime-scene Twitpic. He asked for pay, launched a hashmob: #skypic. Now he’s getting £330 http://tr.im/wHrs »

Think giving it away on the web cannibalizes the print edition? @peterfeld offers a succinct rebuttal http://tr.im/wMS9 »

Silicon Alley Insider: “Go ahead, embed this post!” In comments, @hblodget says they might seek sponsors http://tr.im/wMKe »

 
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