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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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March 17, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google TV, crowdsourcing FOIA, Chatroulette by the numbers

Prediction: the still image–“the soothing, therapeutic image”–will gain value as life’s pace quickens (ht @niemanstory »

EveryBlock, everywhere? uses Ushahidi to crowdsource crime info in Nairobi »

Big news from @nickbilton: Google partners with Intel, Sony, Logitech to develop Google TV »

Currently streaming live: @jeffjarvis speaking at Journal Register Co. conference (via @jxpaton »

Magazine web editor on social media: “We’ve found that Twitter acts like a stock and Facebook like a bond” »

“The Participatory Museum,” full of insight for journalism, is now posted–in full and for free–online (ht @juliaxgulia »

Chatroulette, per @TechCrunch metrics: 89% male, 47% American, 13% pervert »

This American Infographic builds data visualizations of each episode of This American Life (via @ethanz »

Interesting. @Newsweek tells @jayrosen_nyu to determine Twitter’s broad traffic impact, triple the number of web refers »

Proposed: “Facebook will rule the web during the next decade.” Thoughts? »

Now streaming live: FTC forum on privacy challenges in the 21st century (Thx, @digiphile!) »

When indie bands partner with YouTube, they can make money off videos embedded on external websites »

Wondering where healthcare stands in the House? Check this incredibly useful @nytimes visualization

CPI and the Sunlight Foundation celebrate Sunshine Week by crowdsourcing FOIA info »

Good morning! Yahoo News fills its ranks as it prepares to expand its blog network »

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