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May 27, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Taking sides on Adobe vs. Apple, YouTube’s videos are most popular when they’re new, Newsweek redesigns its site

Got a hot video? Act fast to promote it. Most YouTube videos get half their pageviews in the first 6 days http://j.mp/bNccyD »

Great use of a tweet RT @jennamcjenna: ppl who’ve been nice to me today: @kmakice carried my backpack, @briggzay held doors…. »

Pakistan lifts YouTube ban, but keeps Facebook and other sites blocked due to "blasphemous" content http://j.mp/crTKOF »

Newsweek’s new site design tries to fight information overload with "simplicity and clarity" http://j.mp/cpwr6s »

Time Warner, NBC side with Adobe in Apple fight over Flash http://j.mp/d8mcoP »

"Scaling’s tough" and other thoughts from Four Square’s Dennis Crowley http://j.mp/bxYyoj »

Yahoo expects a return to double-digit growth http://j.mp/dCGz1a »

 
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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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This study shows how people reason their way through echo chambers — and what might guide them out
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Misinformation is a global problem. One of the solutions might work across continents too.
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