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Archives: July 2011

July 29, 2011
Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital, The Onion
A mix of experimentation and structure has helped The Onion build real civic engagement. Andrew Phelps
July 29, 2011
July 28, 2011
Pulse users on smartphones launch the app twice as often as tablet users β€” but tablet users keep it open twice as long per session. Justin Ellis
The print world ends not with a bang, but with price increase after price increase. Ken Doctor
Captain America
Hubris, feckless, dyspeptic, blasphemy, cronyism, and the other words that confused Times readers most in the first half of 2011. Megan Garber
The model is to provide the kinds of book recommendations you’d get at your local indie bookstore β€” if you still have a local indie bookstore β€”and to build a business around it. Justin Ellis
July 26, 2011
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