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Nov. 1, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: TPM sees mobile traffic bump, Web users don’t like stock photos of people, Foursquare a hit at DC rally

Documentary film director Drea Cooper on visual storytelling and the fine line between journalism and art »

The Approval Matrix + the iPad: Highbrow and Brilliant. »

"Why confine such a potent idea to one televised event when it could live on so much longer online?" »

MapRoulette? MapCrunch offers a serendipitous slideshow of Google Street View locales (via @mathewi) »

What to do with a Twitter star on your staff »

Ever wondered what a Facebook wall looks like–in real life? Here’s @Mashable‘s »

This weekend’s Rally for Sanity in DC got nearly 30,000 Foursquare check-ins »

Fascinating: Web users are drawn to photos of "real people" but ignore stock images of "generic people" (via @zseward) »

TPM now gets about 7% of its total visits from mobile devices–up from 3.5% in Nov 2009 »

Each day, around 1 million new devices—computers, mobile phones, TVs, etc.—are hooked up to the Internet »

Blekko, the user-driven search engine, debuts today »

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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”