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Dec. 14, 2009, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPo selling ad space in comments and tweets, UK aggregator pulls newspaper links, Yelp sites can take 3 years to catch on

Local doesn’t run on Internet time: It takes 18-36 months for a new Yelp city site to reach critical mass. http://tr.im/HCqo »

A UK aggregator is pulling links to some newspaper websites because of a licensing fight and legal threats. http://tr.im/HB78 »

HuffPo is selling space for paid comments and tweets, but they must “add value to the conversation.” http://tr.im/HzJk »

TiVo, despite achieving verb status, claims less than 8% of the U.S. DVR market. http://tr.im/HzBb »

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