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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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March 26, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NewsCorp pulls UK titles out of Nexis, The Guardian develops a “NewsRoulette” tool, Wikipedia to get a makeover

Because it is Friday: the difference between “nerd,” “dork,” and “geek” explained…in a Venn diagram (via @macloo »

News Corp’s UK titles to pull out of Nexis; they’ll remain on Murdoch-owned Factiva »

Employers’ most sought-after tech skills: the JournalismJobs content analysis! (via @10000Words »

Magazine publishers can imagine a new kind of cover for the iPad. Sunset releases neat mockup of ocean scene »

Facebook JavaScript library suggests its Insight tool is being prepared to take on Google Analytics »

Wikipedia to get a new look in April; will affect both the editing and the user sides »

‘Nearby,’ 2.0: Google’s search redesign may display users’ location–prominently–in search results »

Smartphones are on track to outnumber feature phones in the US by 2011 »

Can we formulate an ‘innovation metric’ that doesn’t rely on a patent index? @timoreilly asks »

CBS believed to be first major TV network working on an iPad video solution (via @iwantmedia »

Serendipity, coded: Guardian develops tool to guide readers to random pages on its site (via @zseward »

Times Online plans to charge 1 pound per day for online access (same as print edition) or 2 pounds per week »

Russian search engine Yandex launches a custom iteration of Google Chrome »

Ads on print publishers’ iPad apps: $75,000 to $300,000 for a few months, with some exclusivity »

AP study investigates ad “fatigue,” signals possible move toward ad-supported aggregation business »

Good morning! Murdoch’s Times of London will begin charging for its online content in June »

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