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June 5, 2009, 6:31 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Craiglist competitor, iPhone 3.0, sponsored tweets

Newspaper industry, not for the first time, considers launching a Craigslist competitor http://tr.im/nu0v »

Folks at the @berkmancenter have mapped the Iranian blogosphere, from poets to reformists to “cyber-shia” http://tr.im/nwUa »

What the iPhone 3.0 means for publishers: geotargeted content and more flexible ways to charge http://tr.im/nzVs »

The average online video, from YouTube to Hulu, is 3.5 minutes long http://tr.im/nwzS »

Weekend reading on business models for news? @stevebuttry has good picks at the end of this post http://tr.im/nxDp »

Yeesh. An ad network will soon pay Twitter users for writing sponsored tweets http://tr.im/nxw3 »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”