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May 11, 2009, 6:58 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Paying for news, interstitial ads, “I’ve been shot…”

The Telegraph, UK’s most-visited newspaper site, generates 8% of its traffic from social networks like Digg »

The most annoying web ad ever — 30-second, full-screen interstitial — is coming to a news site near you »

Take a look at this chart demonstrating an astounding unwillingness to pay for content on e-paper or mobile »

Do you know your web audience? Catering to integrators, net-newsers, traditionalists, and the disengaged »

Reporter in Liverpool tweets: “I’ve been shot…” (via @paulbradshaw»

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