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March 31, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Crowdsourced science, 1 million syllabi, #thomyorkeaspaperboy

5,000 fish! Smithsonian scientists use Facebook to crowdsource their research (via @BBCPhilippaT) http://nie.mn/hRnQmA »

RT @CJR: RT @nickbilton NYTimes employees gathering to welcome home 4 reporters taken hostage in Libya last week. http://instagr.am/p/CtH1p/ »

Joan Didion + Arianna Huffington = Newspaper Business Model http://nie.mn/dZcICv »

.@emilybell: "The first thing we have to do is remind ourselves what the core purpose of journalism is" http://nie.mn/ggKH19 »

So, #dickbarred? Twitter, citing its desire to keep working on in-app discovery tools, scraps the QuickBar http://nie.mn/fcKsVZ »

The best thing we’ve seen today, summed up in five words: "Thom Yorke as a Paperboy" http://nie.mn/eRIG5K »

NYT reporter C.J. Chivers is chronicling his reporting from Libya…on his Tumblr (via @gillianmae) http://nie.mn/fnFiFz »

A million syllabi culled from the web. Help @robinsloan do something awesome: What data should he parse? http://nie.mn/eVUIKo »

"Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." http://nie.mn/e6rmaO »

"Journalism needs more nerds": @brianboyer‘s @CJR profile http://nie.mn/e9fi3C »

The Open Network Foundation wants to let programmers take control of computer networks http://nie.mn/gogOHP »

Blogger’s new look wants to "change the typical way people consume content on the web" http://nie.mn/eWsEjg »

 
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