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Nov. 12, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NewsBeast is born, the world’s species to be crowdsourced, digital feudalism

Web designers vs. web developers: the definitive infographic http://nie.mn/bTdVdS (via @brainpicker) »

The latest NewsBeast nuggets: merged sites under The Daily Beast banner, layoffs expected, editorial vision still TBD http://nie.mn/98bv7f »

Who owns the content you publish on Twitter? http://nie.mn/bzTajt »

Taxonomists plan to catalog all the world’s species in the next 50 years with the help of “citizen scientists” http://nie.mn/97Goyq »

iPads: useful for long-form reading, portable video-watching…and awesomely nerdy sign-making http://nie.mn/chfYT9 »

“If you are going to monetize something, you probably should not give it away for free.” http://nie.mn/awZYZT »

“Serfing the web”: The Economist on Facebook/Google, data, and digital feudalism http://nie.mn/demUCl (via @mathewi) »

Yahoo to divide The Upshot into separate blogs: The Ticket (politics), The Lookout (nat’l affairs), The Cutline (media) http://nie.mn/b203az »

“A Hypertext project”: 20 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee published a proposal… http://nie.mn/cCAL3t (via @AlecJRoss) »

“Gmail killer”: Facebook’s expected to introduce its email client on Monday http://nie.mn/9k5z4E »

The next-gen “jump”: @washingtonpost puts a QR code in its print edition http://nie.mn/cKLQ1X »

It’s confirmed: Newsweek and The Daily Beast will join forces, maintaining the mag, merging the sites http://nie.mn/ak7fRK »

 
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