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Links on Twitter: Toshiba’s tablet, CalWatch’s mascot, Facebook’s valuation

.@CaliforniaWatch creates a mascot aimed at children–and is crowdsourcing its name »

Stroome’s Nonny de la Peña on "Gone Gitmo" and the future of interactive storytelling »

"Online ads, especially search ads, are increasingly seen by many marketers as a more reliable bet than print ads" »

How to: land a job at Twitter »

A journalist’s guide to data-scraping, from @ProPublica‘s awesome Nerd Blog »

.@Scobleizer: "Will Google figure out social? My confidence is not high." »

Best Buy turns publisher–with a multichannel network filled with original editorial content »

Meet–@rachelsklar says it’s "like Daily Booth for facts" »

RT @poniewozik: 1979 TIME on future of cable: "artsy-craftsy services for the highbrows to macho-violent shows for the lowbrows." http:/ … »

The end of verticals, televised social media…and more 2011 predictions from @carr2n »

Toshiba is set to launch an Android-powered tablet »

Goldman Sachs invests in Facebook–at a $50 billion valuation »

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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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“There was just this nastiness that emerged in the way celebrities were covered in the 2000s.”
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“Listening is great, and talking to community members is great, but we also have to figure out how to be of use.”