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April 20, 2010, 6:18 p.m.

Links on Twitter: AdAge sets up metered paywall, digital textbooks expected to surge, Indonesia has third highest number of Facebook users

“The team concluded that online news consumption is not so segregated as critics fear.”http://j.mp/aOT18P »

Indonesia has 3rd-highest number of Facebook-ers in the world (after US, Britain), with 22.7 million users http://j.mp/axJzT6 »

Internet usage in Russia increased 20% in 2009, mostly due to higher user activity in the country’s regions http://j.mp/bOiu3c »

“Introducing Google Places”: Google amps up its Place Pages to help biz owners manage their online presence http://j.mp/d1n5w2 »

There are more than 2,500 documented programming languages; here’s a neat visual history of a fraction of them http://j.mp/OKArT »

Live-tweet guru @acarvin is on the job at the #140conf today; follow him for great tidbits. The livestream: http://j.mp/bjvl7p »

Per one estimate, digital textbooks will account for nearly 20% of all textbook sales within the next 5 years http://j.mp/bk0yQW »

Starting tomorrow, AdAge will shift to a metered pay model http://j.mp/cdDwRw »

 
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