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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Dec. 13, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A Gawker-hack widget, the myth of broadband, YouTube launches Trends

“The Tricks of Planet Money”: invaluable advice for crafting narrative in any form (via @jebsharp»

Breaking out production and distribution: an argument for a double-sided social media strategy »

How @guardiannews created its “personnel killed in Afghanistan” interactive–using JavaScript and HTML instead of Flash »

Very exciting: @berkmancenter announces its Digital Public Library Planning Initiative »

FCC: 68% of US “broadband” connections aren’t actually broadband (via @c4fcm) »

News Corp. COO on investment in ed-tech companies: education “is really ripe for a disruptive technology” »

Service-y! @Slate‘s new widget lets you check whether your @Gawker password’s been hacked »

“So Groupon is a real company. But it seems unlikely that it’s going to become a revolutionary company.” »

Great discussion about Google and the idea of “search neutrality” (via @mathewi) »

Calling all @nickkristof fans: Applications are open for the next “Win a Trip with Nick” contest »

.@nicknotned takes to Gawker’s comments section to apologize for, and explain, GM’s security breach (via @brianstelter) »

A “Digital Public Library of America”: Robert Darnton on the past, and the future, of the book »

Is your Gawker password “password”? Here’s @fmanjoo‘s advice for hack-proofing your info »

Wow. Only 18% of people surveyed in a Forrester study say they read blogs »

Meet YouTube Trends, “a destination for daily insight into the zeitgeist of the world’s largest video site” »

Here’s a great wrap-up of this weekend’s #pdfleaks conference, from @Mlsif »

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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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How uncritical news coverage feeds the AI hype machine
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