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Dec. 17, 2009, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Facebook’s changing demographics, Pandora adding 600k users per week, Time-lapse video of big day on NYTimes.com

A study finds around 70% of newspaper Twitter feeds are updated manually. http://tr.im/HUFa via @chanders »

Time-lapse videos show the flow of traffic to NYTimes.com on the day of Michael Jackson’s death http://tr.im/HTGt »

Online music service Pandora is adding 600,000 new registered users per week. And it’s making money. http://tr.im/HSNf »

Is “top and to the left” the new “above the fold”? Google’s Browser Size tool suggests that’s the case. http://tr.im/HSUb »

A Facebook study finds 11% of U.S. users are African-American, 9% are Latino, 6% are Asian. http://tr.im/HSPS »

 
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