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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
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March 29, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A (short) history of Twitter, FT to charge $190 for iPad edition, why mobile matters

Why mobile matters: by third quarter 2011, analysts predict 49% of U.S. cell phone users will have smart phones »

Android users now constitute 42% of AdMob’s US smartphone audience »

We need better mapping of our local media ecologies, argues @beyondbroadcast »

Behold, the mother of all Facebook-data infographics (via @mediabistro »

Comscore study suggests online ads can raise site visitation, even if click-through rates are minimal »

“Bring me wonder and magic and I’ll love you forever.” »

Now streaming live: panel on PEJ’s “State of the News Media” report, w/ Vivian Schiller, @jimbradysp, others »

RT @Chanders: What would be really cool is if the serendipity maker found a way to factor in user prefs. and then do the opposite. http: … »

Coder behind Random Guardian creates another serendipity-maker…for the NYT (via @rachelsterne »

Web’s big boost to magazines? No, not the iPad — selling print subscriptions »

Asian suppliers may now ship 8-10 million iPads in 2010, up from prior estimate of 5+ million »

FT’s iPad app will be free for 2 months — and then $190 a year »

A short (no surprise!) history of the no fewer than 5 ways Twitter has suggested it could make money »

Yahoo exec says they’ve integrated ad sales across platforms, boast an advantage in mobile »

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