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May 4, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google enters the future-predicting biz, CNN and CBS News in partnership talks, Ning goes premium

NYT introduces Version 3 of its Times Newswire API »

The Good Soldiers author David Finkel on TGS, Wikileaks, and the deliberative narrative (via @niemanstory »

Google Ventures invests in app that tries to predict the future »

RT @zseward: Smart, hilarious, and awful: Bloomberg BusinessWeek sponsoring free shoe shines in Midtown: »

CBS News and CNN: reportedly back in partnership negotiations »

Google will begin selling digital books this summer »

Google tops Compete’s March list of top 50 sites, Facebook right behind »

Ning goes premium with a three-tiered pricing structure (via @TechCrunch »

Hilarity: @geneweingarten on “the great philosophical schism” btw Facebook, Twitter (via @NiemanReports »

Twitter, @NPR honored for “Best Practices” in Webby Awards; see full list of winners here »

Draft language of online privacy bill expected today. Players in the $23 billion internet ad biz say, no need! »

The first edition of @pierre‘s Honolulu Civil Beat is now live »

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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”