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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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May 9, 2009, 7:58 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Smarter search, Boston Globe, N.Y. media softball

Crazy smart search engine can answer this: “What was the weather in Rancho Mirage when Gerald Ford died?” http://tr.im/kPvF »

WSJ’s Robert Thomson swipes at NYT again, re TimesSelect: “You should be *paid* to read New York Times comment” http://tr.im/kSef (at 3:23) »

Boston Globe is aggregating tweets about tonight’s subway crash but notes, “Warning: May contain profanity” http://pic.im/2Yd »

The wide world of sports visualizations http://tr.im/kQEi »

NY media softball teams turn to ringers as layoffs deplete lineups. Web startup The Daily Beast fields a team http://tr.im/kVbu »

 
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