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Links on Twitter: underwater data, social video, net neutrality

How info flows: gorgeous interactive maps of the world’s undersea data cables http://j.mp/bgz9qj »

“You are thieves, and we hate you”: NPR’s pledge drive gets the NSFW treatment http://j.mp/d9yMAR (via @acarvin»

Facebook is now the US’s third most popular online video distributor, with 46.5 million unique viewers in July 2010 http://j.mp/98vmmE »

Google hires BBC exec to help publishers in Europe, Mid-East, Africa “get the most out of Google News” http://j.mp/b2N5eD »

Tag-teaming the future: nice Q&A with Grueskin/Schulzrinne of Columbia’s joint journ/comp-sci program http://j.mp/c17TEh »

“The first question to ask is why Google is a party to this agreement at all”: @zittrain on net neutrality http://j.mp/c5lscc »

 
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The Marshall Project, an early model for single-subject nonprofit news sites, turns five today (and got a shoutout on Jeopardy last night)
“As a former journalist, I was mindful of the power of honest storytelling. As an idealist, I felt that if only Americans knew the truth, changes would soon follow.”
News portals like Yahoo still bring Democrats and Republicans together for political news, but they’re fading fast
Plus: Hello “lifestyle misinformation,” hundreds of dead newspapers “revived” online to support Indian interests, and all of the fact-checking discussion you could possibly want.
Doing more with less: Seven practical tips for local newsrooms to strrrrretch their resources
Content doesn’t need to be perfect to be valuable; share resources within a city, not just a company; and other ideas.