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May 11, 2010, 6:22 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter begins beta-testing new features, IBM debuts social media analytics tool, Foursquare tries to make “Places” more relevant

Google and Verizon are partnering to create a tablet computer (via @mashable) http://j.mp/a7PzHg »

Crowdsourcing goes global: The NYT’s “Moment in Time” http://j.mp/cZNHis »

Behold, the mother of all journo-tech conference calendars (via @knightfdn) http://j.mp/bE8if7 »

Foursquare tries to make “Places” more relevant to you http://j.mp/dkJGxo »

Check out the @NiemanLab chart in the sidebar of today’s Fallows/Google essay http://j.mp/bCMOoA »

Fancy charts: IBM debuts new social media analytics tool http://j.mp/cQAO9U »

Twitter begins beta-testing features “that make Twitter more useful for your business” http://j.mp/bMliAt »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”