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Aug. 5, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Conde becomes restaurateur, Sunlight ventures into text-mining, USA Today and Mashable venture into content-sharing

Conde Nast’s new revenue stream: restaurants http://j.mp/bcTegD »

China has 20.8% of the world’s Internet users (360,000,000); the US has 13.1% http://j.mp/a2MFax »

Fascinating. @SunFoundation‘s new Poligraft tool mines text for “points of influence” http://j.mp/ctz1n8 »

USA Today, @mashable to form content-distribution partnership (via @lavrusik) http://j.mp/8YHRqD »

Content farms, meet “production centers”: the ins and outs of algorithmic layout http://j.mp/a3H66d »

“A breadth of valuable content”: why the SF Chronicle includes stories from Demand Media http://j.mp/cTcd49 »

There are 129,864,880 books in the world — here’s how Google counts them http://j.mp/a0Su8w »

CBS combines NY stations’ web properties into a single “mega-site” (via @poynter) http://j.mp/bnAJHe »

 
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Here’s what ProPublica learned about managing a collaboration across hundreds of news organizations
“Since the project began in 2017, we received more than 6,000 submissions, gathered hundreds of public records on hate crimes, and published more than 230 stories.”
People who are given correct information still misremember it to fit their own beliefs
Plus: “There is no bygone era of a well-informed, attentive public. What we have had in lieu of a well-informed citizenry is what might be termed a ‘load-bearing’ myth — the myth of the attentive public.”
This is how Report for America ended up funding a community Wikipedia editor (!) at a library (!!)
“Do something different and do it together.”