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May 10, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google seeing “Head of Social,” data 3x more popular at the Texas Tribune, The Hechinger Report launches to cover education issues

“Is social media really more dangerous than terrorists?” @niemanstory on news narrative in Italy http://j.mp/byC9ms »

Recognizing its lag in the social media sphere, Google is looking to hire a “Head of Social” http://j.mp/d17IKx »

The New Yorker profiles Andrey Ternovskiy, the 18-year-old founder of Chatroulette http://j.mp/b6Hrol »

Investment in data paying off for Texas Tribune, where data is getting 3xs as much traffic as the related stories http://j.mp/cBQ9zz »

Conan at Googleplex on how Twitter is not so different from a 14th Century cell (and more!) http://j.mp/aSLQrB »

Say hello to The Hechinger Report, a new nonprofit news site dedicated to education coverage http://j.mp/9OwVkB »

Times of Northwest Indiana and local Chevy dealers found that print can drive a successful SMS promotion http://j.mp/aiIc0d »

Public service announcement: RT @joshtpm Hiring Editor 2 work in NYC office. Need 2 really get digital media &TPM… »

Bono and Bob Geldof guest-edit today’s issue of the Toronto Globe and Mail (via @dujourno) http://j.mp/acx4i0 »

Spanish Groupon lookalike Groupalia raises €2.5 million in its first funding round http://j.mp/bkzIqN »

 
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