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May 28, 2009, 6:48 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Non-profit news grants, customized printing, Shaquille O’Neal

Seeking funds for non-profit journalism? Foundation Center’s directory of grantmakers is free today http://tr.im/mHVP (via @pndblog»

Yahoo exec says readers click on local stories more than non-local by “orders of magnitude” http://tr.im/mF6j »

MediaNews Group’s customized-printing experiment begins in 25 Denver homes and a Marriott hotel next week http://tr.im/mF2z »

Technical but crucial: how to ensure that Google indexes your subscriber-only content http://tr.im/mH1I »

While news execs contemplate paid content in Chicago today, GigaOM has gone ahead and done it: $79/yr for extra analysis http://tr.im/mFxt »

Analyzing shared vocab to graph relationships on Twitter http://tr.im/mHdq (Confirms no one is quite like @THE_REAL_SHAQ»

 
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