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June 2, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Abramson takes top spot at the Times, YouTube takes to Creative Commons, Flip cam founder takes to grilled cheese

Keller: When I started as editor, the job was 70% journalism/30% business. By last year, the ratio had flipped http://nie.mn/jkz5sM »

Seven things human editors do that algorithms don’t (yet) — from @elipariser http://nie.mn/lBAAmh »

Q: How do you bring the power of the Google search to people without computers? A: http://nie.mn/jRqHHz »

Aww! As @dylan20 moves on to @venturebeat, @wired creates a farewell homepage for him http://nie.mn/kpUl9R »

Real-time search engine Collecta shut down yesterday, but says it will open source its software http://nie.mn/m7LzyG »

.@NYT_JenPreston: "For all of you wondering about Jill Abramson and the Web? Jill gets it. And she’s fearless. We’re lucky." »

RT @lexinyt: Our new executive editor and I have set a Twitter date. I predict she will be a champion tweeter. #twittermakesyousmart »

So @NYTimes—the mega-account!—is live-tweeting the Abramson announcement from its newsroom. Far cry from 2009: http://nie.mn/je2DIA »

.@Lavrusik: Auto-feeds to Facebook draw 2-3x less engagement than manual updates http://nie.mn/jA8EE0 »

RT @lheron: RT @thanEllis: View from my desk at Abramson/Keller announcement http://instagr.am/p/FEvWT/ »

RT @pkafka: Abramason has been clear Keller successor at NYT for a while. Good 2010 NY Mag profile from @gabrielsherman http://bit.ly/dfMKwW »

Abramson helped run NYT’s online ops for "firsthand experience with the integration of the digital and print staffs" http://nie.mn/imPm13 »

Jack of all trades? American hero? Flip cam inventor’s moving on to make "high-tech grilled cheese" http://nie.mn/jCJ80I »

As of April, Twitter search is serving 1.6 billion queries per day http://nie.mn/iglXB2 »

YouTube is introducing a Creative Commons option for uploads and remixes http://nie.mn/jZ6mEr »

 
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