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March 5, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: SuperTweets, Microsoft’s folding tablet, the expansion of mobile

It’s a SuperTweet, SuperTweet…: new API will allow third-party apps to beef up tweets with contextual data http://bit.ly/bUVfkm »

Microsoft’s (rumored) tablet: just over 1 lb., and around 5″x7″x1″ when closed (it folds). Also comes with…a stylus. http://bit.ly/aO4DqS »

What will be the fate of books in a post-print age? http://bit.ly/97dtH7 (via @niemanstory) »

Using eye-tracking metrics, a survey concludes that the majority of users are “indifferent” to real-time search results http://bit.ly/cWLmJa »

Location-as-platform, cont’d: Google Chrome now supports geotargeting http://bit.ly/9bp8pz »

 
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As local news outlets shift to subscription, they wonder: What should Facebook’s role be?
“Look, I know you got that Facebook comment, but it’s the vocal minority. There’s a silent majority who are actually paying for our work.”
The new folks in town are an untapped audience for local news (even if they don’t stay forever)
“I started to recognize the value of local news as a journalist, yet spent no time on it as a local resident of Washington, D.C.”
Nonprofit news organizations are becoming more diverse, but they still lag behind the communities they cover
More than half of all nonprofit outlets have either no people of color or “only a small percentage” within their ranks. The vast majority — more than two-thirds — do not have a single person of color in leadership at the executive level.