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Aug. 21, 2009, 5:43 p.m.

Links on Twitter: How Barney Frank’s town hall went viral, inorganic LEDs and flexible displays, design census of popular news sites

Barney Frank went viral: 1 million views in 4 days. Detailed stats shed light on how news videos spread http://tr.im/wQdZ »

New term for me: “visual affordance.” LA Times, NPR websites chided for not distinguishing links in text http://tr.im/wPGN »

Mind-bending and screen-bending: Invisible LEDs promise flexible, transparent displayshttp://tr.im/wPz6 (HT @nickbilton»

Average headline size among popular news sites is 25.6px, and sans-serif fonts are the norm http://tr.im/wP9H »

RT @moultonian: I am mostly kidding but does this newsstand not understand the link economy? :) http://twitpic.com/erf8z »

 
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