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Just how broken is our political information ecosystem, anyway?
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April 29, 2009, 9:30 p.m.

Links from Twitter: Swine flu, portfolios, megafauna

As an experiment, The Austin American-Statesman booted up a standalone site with links to swine flu news »

If news sites were megafauna: Velocireporter (TPM), Linkodactyl (Drudge), Snark-Toothed Tiger (Gawker), etc »

Truly “ultimate guide” to building your portfolio site on WordPress: themes, tips, apps, examples, links »

A spate of news sites in Maplewood, NJ has turned the suburb into a hyperlocal petri dish »

The Guardian’s @arusbridger saw Huff Post’s model and thought, “Isn’t it better to do it to ourselves?” »

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