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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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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”