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Aug. 6, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google gets Slide, Slate gets Weigel, women get social

The first website went live exactly nineteen years ago today–on August 6th, 1991 http://j.mp/btnerO »

From jetpacks to roboservants: @Wired taps Will Ferrell to guide its "tour of tech that never took off" http://j.mp/a0tSAE »

"As the Slide team joins Google, we’ll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware…" http://j.mp/aHq2RP »

Sourcing, stories, conversation, community–and other merits of "coffeeshop newsrooms" http://j.mp/d8vstX »

Slate launches new blog today, written by @daveweigel http://j.mp/9bm8O9 »

What are Facebook’s social networking patents worth (besides $40 million)? http://j.mp/c04oCz »

In which computers tell the difference between fact and fiction http://j.mp/b2GyZQ (via @on_the_media) http://j.mp/b2GyZQ »

Women spend women 5.5 hours a month on social networking sites; men spend 4 http://j.mp/9UHhkD »

 
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