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The Society of Professional Journalists faces a “dire situation”
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Sept. 17, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: CNN to launch “iReport University,” Facebook teams up with Rotten Tomatoes, WPP to build “electronic wallet” system

Now, you can be told that “Resident Evil: Afterlife” is a bad movie by friends as well as critics »

The number of visits to @boingboing referred by Twitter has doubled in two months, @Beschizza says »

Fun fact: In 1930, the U.S. Senate considered a ban on dial telephones (via @kleinmatic»

LOVE this. For contributions to its brilliant #techcanon list, @TheAtlanticTech built a form »

Proposed: “the more local or hyperlocal the news, the less important it is to get it right away” »

iPads are now for sale, officially, in five Latin American countries and China »

WPP to create an “electronic wallet” for content-purchasing across a range of sites (via @iwantmedia»

CNN teams up with J-schools around the world to start “iReport University” »

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