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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Jan. 4, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Young people and the web, Gawker and tech, Quora and a perfect storm

Check out the collaboration required to create This Tract, a fantastic Census-data reporting tool (via @kellymcb) »

What’s with the sudden ubiquity of Quora? (And does it have anything to do with Quorra from Tron?) »

For various reasons, we endorse this sentiment. RT @NiemanReports: Gay Talese: “Good journalism is wasting time.” »

Revenge of the nerds? Of @Gawker‘s top ten most popular stories of 2010…8 are tech-related »

The 18-to-29-year-olds citing the web as their main news source have nearly doubled since 2007: 34% then, 65% now »

The digital Sisyphus: Google’s now trying to rid itself of the spammers it created »

@silencematters NICE! If it sticks–and you share your secrets–that will be a massive public service. »

.@Silencematters has a way to make meetings more productive: assume they’ll last only 25 minutes »

Btw, this post on niche social goes well with this one on social consolidation (Thx, @josh_braun!) »

.@Sysomos: “As social media matures and evolves, consolidation will become a fact of life.” »

Do you have a right to own part of Facebook? »

TV, web, business, government — @CJR has a great explainer on how they all fit together »

Engagement, Authority and Funding: @laheadle on the Rapid News Awards »

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