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Nov. 2, 2010, 1 p.m.

Popular on Twitter: WaPo sponsoring #election, newspaper extinction timeline, and giant web ads

[Early every afternoon Eastern time, we’ll be highlighting the most-talked-about links in the future-of-news corner of Twitter. What are news nerds buzzing about? Here are today’s top 10, gathered via The Hourly Press. It’s like being on Twitter all day, without actually having to be on Twitter all day. —Josh]

  • Steve Myers on The Washington Post sponsoring #Election
  • New York Times’ Word Train returns for election day
  • ReadWriteWeb: Those grassroots election tweets? They may be astroturf
  • San Diego Union-Tribune offers free newspapers for Foursquare check-ins
  • Tracking the president’s progress with WTF Has Obama Done So Far?
  • Going behind the newly released Times UK’s subscription numbers
  • Washington Post asks crowd to watch election with #Votemonitor
  • The Newspaper Extinction Timeline launches
  • The aftermath of the Giants’ World Series win on San Francisco Police Scanner
  • Media Memo: The stopping power of giant web ads
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