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Jan. 20, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google as a local news source, NYTimes.com to build its own meter system, how Google ranks tweets

Ars Technica wiped out excerpts in its redesign. Article text now appears higher on the page. http://j.mp/7a4g0g »

A look at “reputed followers” and other ways Google ranks Twitter results, by @techreview. http://j.mp/7znaxr »

In announcing a metered model (coming in 2011), NYTimes.com says it’s building a pay system from scratch. http://j.mp/7MHOo0 »

Looks like there’s a knowledge gap between those slick tablet videos and the (unannounced) Apple tablet. http://j.mp/4V3KZo »

A survey says 14% search Google for local news. They don’t search on local news sites. http://j.mp/4VhpCq »

 
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The Marshall Project, an early model for single-subject nonprofit news sites, turns five today (and got a shoutout on Jeopardy last night)
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