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Jan. 4, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The 1994 version of a tablet computer, Financial Times adds 18k paying customers in ’09, Facebook claims No. 1 for 1 day

For 364 days in ’09, Google.com was the most popular page in the U.S. Facebook.com claimed No. 1 on 12/25. http://j.mp/8OSPFN »

An Illinois newspaper had a three-day “cooling off” period for website comments. http://j.mp/5lhFTP »

Behold the newspaper tablet, circa 1994. http://j.mp/6xlGz4 (Don’t lose that stylus!) »

In-person is lucrative: For the first time since ’02, movie theater receipts beat home viewing revenue. http://j.mp/5z1jmK »

In ’09, the Financial Times added more than 18k readers who pay for print or web content. http://j.mp/63NDn0 »

 
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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.”
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“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.”