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Slate, now 20 years old, reflects on the value of taking the long view and not chasing digital media trends
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Sept. 10, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Facebook time eclipses Google’s, a new book-publishing collective, Wikileaks part 2

“We hope the last year has proven that we come in peace”: @KatchesCW reflects on @CaliforniaWatch‘s first year http://nie.mn/9E9Cjz

“No book printed until it’s sold”: new collective aims to overcome inefficiencies in book publishing http://nie.mn/b9sxbK

The ad for its new iPad app manages to promote Newsday’s app and its print product at once http://nie.mn/9WJTuO

“World, meet Pixel Ping”: @ProPublica open-sources a lightweight stats tracker http://nie.mn/cFEhgH

Web users in the US now spend more time socializing on Facebook than searching on Google http://nie.mn/bKPejP

Looks like the NYT is planning a social news service http://nie.mn/9uQ6Hu

Wikileaks readies another round of war documents http://nie.mn/dxABPD

Apple’s changes to app development rules could be a boost to mobile advertising http://nie.mn/9DglSS

 
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Slate, now 20 years old, reflects on the value of taking the long view and not chasing digital media trends
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