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Aug. 10, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Facebook to get Foursquared, Civil Beat to start an “Imaginarium,” Open File to expand

CNET is reporting that Facebook’s Foursquare-like geolocation/check-in feature is “imminent” http://j.mp/arQaB1 »

Toronto’s @Open_File, which we wrote about on its launch http://j.mp/b9iz4c, is expanding to more cities http://j.mp/aMrXZ3 »

.@StateDept now issues foreign policy news via the mobile web http://j.mp/dqpE5l »

We are fairly certain that, somehow, this guy is the future of news. http://j.mp/bEcM5K »

Paved paths? "Pissoirs"? @Civilbeat‘s Imaginarium invites ideas "to make Hawaii a better place" http://j.mp/aRDhT4 »

Want to become a social media grokstar? Apply for @SPJ‘s Kiplinger Fellowship http://j.mp/a9ZnHz »

At the UK’s Times, a reduction in ads behind its new paywall is giving way to advertorials outside the wall http://j.mp/9CZSWf »

Google’s tracking code appears on 45 of the 50 most popular US websites; here’s the back-story http://j.mp/anLrke »

 
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