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Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because they’re distracted
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Oct. 25, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Awl has a spunky new sister, the Knight News Challenge launches, get your Groupons while you can

RT @gaberivera: Mediagazer is now accepting tips over Twitter, just like Techmeme does: http://j.mp/cbG31s »

If Liz Lemon had a Tumblr, it might read like The Awl’s new sister site, The Hairpin http://nie.mn/aOSYlA »

RT @BoingBoing: Local newspaper boasts ultimate passive-aggressive paywall policy http://bit.ly/ch6FDh »

Digg to lay off 25 of its 67 employees as it rolls out "a new strategy" http://nie.mn/cFD1HK »

Analysts warn: Get your Groupons while you can http://nie.mn/b8Wnnt »

It BEGINS! The Knight News Challenge officially opens today. Deadline Dec. 1 http://nie.mn/brbCur »

Google rolls out Boost, a Places-based ad service for local businesses http://nie.mn/cJb7ue »

Conde Nast will use Adobe, rather than proprietary publishing tools, for its tablet mags http://nie.mn/deHWiw »

Newspaper circulation drops at slower pace, with WSJ, USAT and NYT seeing biggest losses http://nie.mn/c8dubQ »

At least one TV network finds viewers watch ads to completion in streaming shows http://nie.mn/aeVHyf »

In-text ads soon to appear on Yahoo and AOL health-related sites http://nie.mn/9V4DPF »

"Why, with everything we know, wouldn’t you include a chat room with your e-book?” http://nie.mn/acRdBy »

PSA: Lots of jobs open at @HuffingtonPost right now–politics reporter, sports editor, and more http://nie.mn/cgaOp6 »

Paul Steiger on his days as a cub reporter: “The premium, then as now, was on speed” http://nie.mn/azbxjD »

PBS rolls out its website expansion with an emphasis on national-local integration http://nie.mn/c0whrc »

 
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