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Aug. 31, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Dallas Morning News talks paywall, video tool increases views, set aside time for a TED talk

You’ll want to set time aside to watch this TED/@mccandelish video on the beauty of dataviz. Trust us. http://nie.mn/cXCKaV »

The visualization of sound: very cool project sono-maps New York City (via @brainpicker) http://nie.mn/acU8uE »

Watch out Tucker Carlson: Glenn Beck hires Breitbart alum to run his new news site http://nie.mn/clCMc3 »

Video recommendation tool Taboola gives publishers a 100% to 500% “uplift” in video views http://nie.mn/csqRq3 »

The Dallas Morning News considers moving staff reports, Cowboy news behind a paywall http://nie.mn/c2AgK5 »

Want to eavesdrop on smarties discussing the ins-and-outs of local news? Check the convo btw @michelemclellan @chanders http://nie.mn/cYELIX »

 
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