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Nov. 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Display ads are huge on Facebook, AOL’s ad revenue plummets, WaPo launches its iPad app

While only 7% of online adult book readers read e-books, those readers also spend the most money on books http://nie.mn/dmD8PL (via @chr1sa»

Technology in the service of memory: @Open_File builds an interactive map of the 3,224 Toronto residents killed in WWII http://nie.mn/cs1y4J »

Facebook ads accounted for over 23% of all graphical, online display ads viewed in the US during Q3 http://nie.mn/c8kg1v »

Q: How many different ways are there to get hacked on Facebook and Twitter? A: http://nie.mn/bI9VI9 »

Making money through blogging: an org chart of options http://nie.mn/bZLsBd »

Center for Public Integrity’s first HTML5 produce is live. Check it out on any device with a browser http://nie.mn/bcK2aL »

Hey, there’s a WaPo on our iPad! http://nie.mn/bKb5bN »

AOL’s ad revenue has declined 27% from this time last year–but it expects growth by summer 2011 http://nie.mn/d6Bb5l »

“‘Blogger’ carries a stigma among high-level editors and the standard-setters of this business that needs to be erased” http://nie.mn/dgQp3f »

Patch has hired 600 journalists so far–each with an average of 6 years’ journalism experience http://nie.mn/aq1B4P »

.@RockMelt, the browser that mixes web surfing and social networking, launches today http://nie.mn/94ZggX »

 
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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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“There can potentially be massive shifts, benefits, and risks in many industries, but I cannot see a scenario where this is a ‘sky is falling’ kind of issue.”
Meet the first-ever accessibility engineer at The Washington Post
“It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take.”