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June 16, 2009, 7:17 p.m.

Links on Twitter: APIs limit censorship, huge traffic at Gawker Media and The Atlantic, MIT/Knight conference

Crucial: Twitter’s open APIs make it much more difficult to censor than a closed website http://tr.im/oETM (via @citmedialaw»

Gordon Brown backs broadband for all (“as vital as water and gas”) and ties it to future of local news http://tr.im/oEJA »

Mapping the Arabic blogosphere reveals the most linked-to news sites are Al-Jazeera, BBC, and Al-Arabiya http://tr.im/oHBu »

Gawker Media’s nine blogs are averaging a wild 280 million pageviews/month (but its sex blog is lagging) http://tr.im/oHQj »

Meanwhile, The Atlantic had 1.2 million visits *yesterday* on the back of Andrew Sullivan’s Iran blogging http://tr.im/oHWO »

Excited for #fncm09 tomorrow http://tr.im/oFc0 Let me know if you’ll be there — or if you have questions you want me to ask attendees. »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
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