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Feb. 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A Hack Day challenge, echo chambers and democracy, the future of “unmarketing”

Is this the coolest student journalist resume ever? http://nie.mn/dFAqQb »

The Peep show returns! (WaPo’s annual Peeps Diorama Contest, that is) http://nie.mn/f6iQZq »

Boston.com’s Hack Day Challenge takes place this weekend http://nie.mn/dZiMCp »

So @alexismadrigral did a smart thing: a side-by-side comparison of New Google and Old Google search results http://nie.mn/fFSyDI »

"Online News: Public Sphere or Echo Chamber?" A @c4fcm podcast featuring the Lab’s @jbenton http://nie.mn/i8Tf5o »

Zeitgeist-y new job title: "unmarketing manager" (via @emilybell) http://nie.mn/eQNQcn »

"Wrapping the whole world in intelligence": Reed Hundt on the Internet and international law http://nie.mn/i5RrzG »

Oh, awesome. Dataviz, circa 1900 http://nie.mn/eUWXrk »

Garfield on the Twitter revolution debates: "Social media are not about messaging; they are about relationships" http://nie.mn/ek8nI5 »

Demand Media exec: Despite Google’s updates, "we haven’t seen a material net impact on our Content & Media business" http://nie.mn/fdA8L7 »

Great conversation taking place in the comments on @jxpaton‘s TBD-reax blog post http://nie.mn/e3OxQS »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”