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Oct. 7, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: AOL’s buying spree, journalism on a diet and social media screw ups

A TV ad for print? AXA insurance debuts interactive ad that ties iPhone to newspapers and magazines http://nie.mn/91E5sZ

The Columbus Dispatch free iPad app outfoxes Apple, allows for subscriptions http://nie.mn/acniRv

A history of social media screwups (spoiler: blogger picks a Kryptonite lock with a ballpoint pen) http://j.mp/b2qLJT

So you want to start an online news site? .@OJR’s got a checklist for that http://nie.mn/bfWy6A

The Future is gadgets: Survey finds eReader owners read the newspaper and magazines more http://nie.mn/9QZxmY

“Journalism on a diet,” Michael Schudson lays out three scenarios for the future of newspapers http://nie.mn/b7vWwY

Expect to see more videos from places like NYT, USA Today inside of your Twitter stream http://j.mp/b0sX9f

Looks like 27% of us share 87% of news links http://j.mp/aHarVU

AOL plans to buy up more media properties, possibly even newspapers http://nie.mn/cwuihs

Confusion over the cable brand vs. the news site may lead to a name change for MSNBC.com http://nie.mn/bFITWr

 
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