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April 2, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Facebook introduces Community Pages, Yahoo! News debuts an editor’s note, media celebrate iPad Eve

Because it’s Friday: Crowdsourcing! Reader engagement! Interactivity! Peeps! http://j.mp/9AbCo2 »

Yahoo! News debuts editor’s note–“appearing each Friday to comment on the week’s major news stories” http://j.mp/bNEraD »

Craigslist, BoingBoing, Twitter leaders comment on the iPad, control v. openness, potential for magazines http://j.mp/cqXCr5 »

Twitter’s search page now orders first three tweets by popularity, rather than by time http://j.mp/9jnzdr »

Clay Shirky on the collapse of the complex biz model: figure out simplicity and you’ll get to decide the future http://j.mp/bEXqMb »

Stephen Colbert reviews the iPad: just like the iPhone, you can’t make calls with it! Ba dum bum http://j.mp/a3xiVm »

Crediting a recent redesign, Salon’s traffic up 35% in March 2010 over 2009, Q1 traffic up 22% over last year http://j.mp/aLwpWS »

“Strong community engagement will be everyone’s job. But it will also be the job of my team.” http://j.mp/cNENUj »

Facebook introduces Community Pages http://j.mp/bb8sOA »

 
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