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Dec. 16, 2010, 6:47 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Flipboard expands, Pew finds a dip in blogging and a Delicious sunset

RT @paidContent: Why some think Yahoo might shut down social bookmarking service Delicious http://bit.ly/hcw0N9 »

Huffington Poached: Huffpo hires NYT Sunday Biz editor Timothy O’Brien http://nie.mn/eDOtEC »

CNN’s Josh Levs on using social media to “tell you more than I can on air” http://nie.mn/hI1uoo »

Forbes partners with MediaVest and comScore to track effectiveness of its online ads http://nie.mn/i6248K »

A study in mug shots: The differences between ChicagoTribune.com and TampaBay.com mug shot pages and policy http://nie.mn/g17GYn »

New Pew study finds a decrease in blogging among younger Americans http://nie.mn/fEU5Xi »

Facebook wants to be better friends with media companies like ESPN, CBS, Conde Nast and The New York Times http://nie.mn/gMx4DO »

“Starbucks meets ‘Lou Grant'” — Inside the new open newsroom of The Register Citizen http://nie.mn/fS91ox »

Are Groupon, iPads and Twitter “publishing panaceas?” Newspapers should consider these questions http://nie.mn/fy2yaR »

New version of Flipboard provides a more social experience, more feeds (incl. Google Reader) and in-app browsing http://nie.mn/gTpTk6»

 
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