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June 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Foursquare goes VIP, Spot.us’ Community Centered Advertising boosts engagement, CNN.com launches new tech vertical

Were you involved in an engaging news project this year? Apply for a Knight Batten Award! Deadline Fri http://j.mp/bH47rk »

Next stop for @foursquare: VIP membership? The platform experiments with “badge rewards” http://j.mp/bjeT2N »

“The numbers don’t lie”: @Spotus engagement stats “went up drastically” after Community Centered Advertising launch http://j.mp/dq8ZMI »

One sure-fire path to community engagement: free food. If you’re a DC blogger, tomorrow’s lunch is on @TBDDC http://j.mp/9an9AC »

Wired’s iPad app on track to beat newsstand sales of the print mag this month, says @chr1sa http://j.mp/90Pp1v »

Big congrats to the 2010-2011 @berkmancenter fellows! http://j.mp/acVEXX »

CNN.com launches new technology section filled with content from @Wired, @CNET, and especially @Mashable http://j.mp/cGNw9c »

 
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