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Jan. 5, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Slate’s Trending News Channel, AOL goes to “town” and Colonel Tribune on Twitter and his moustache

So why does #YourMadeUpHashtag fail? Learn The Art of the Hashtag http://nie.mn/hnAA0q »

Citizen journalism filling in the gaps where other news falls short in South Africa http://nie.mn/hJ1jMs »

In reorganizing AOL is grouping into "towns" based on subjects. Will there be a funky town or Cougar town? http://nie.mn/dXwVGs »

Quite possibly the most awesome presentation ever made with Google Docs http://nie.mn/evQQuM »

It had to happen eventually: Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue goes 3D. Teenage boys rejoice http://nie.mn/gd3rpt »

10 lessons for the future of news from women in the media, including our own @megangarber http://nie.mn/hBrSE7 »

In a rare interview @ColonelTribune says he deals with Twitter the way he deals with his moustache http://nie.mn/ieGysN »

Paywall U: Oklahoma college newspaper to start charging outsiders for site access http://nie.mn/g7OtPs »

Worth considering: 228 million mobile phones in US, 31 % of subscribers on smartphones, Nielsen says http://nie.mn/hwSVWm »

"You Decide, We Report," meet Slate’s crowdsourced webcast, the Trending News Channel http://nie.mn/hs94XD »

"Blog posts often age into something more substantial than they are at their conception" http://nie.mn/hViJiS »

Non-profit online news site St. Louis Beacon receives $1.25 million gift from Danforth Foundation http://nie.mn/ewlMgi »

Amazon’s Android app store, launching later this year, is now open to developers http://nie.mn/enMhvV »

 
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