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Feb. 17, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Ending search rankings, local web traffic stats in question and new media ethics

(Know of a great mobile or tablet app for journalists? Add it to this growing database http://nie.mn/fTMKYl »

Got an Android phone? Use Blogger? Here’s 5 tips for you http://nie.mn/gvlQwt »

Could newspapers of the future be published on these flexible paper like display devices? http://nie.mn/hDI8CS »

Got a workshop in mind for ONA11 in Boston? The session selector is up http://nie.mn/hy8GC3 »

With media in a state of flux, how do you teach ethics to J-school students? http://nie.mn/dJrDfN »

.@NewsHour talks to NPR’s @acarvin about how he verifies and shares updates on Middle East protests http://nie.mn/eydgOf »

“Why aren’t data apps taking off at every paper?” http://nie.mn/hZYjgR »

Pray I don’t alter it any further: Should publishers be worried Apple will want more than 30% some day? http://nie.mn/fzNfmh »

Apps of the revolution: Two apps that encrypt communications were made available to protesters in Egypt http://nie.mn/eq7utt »

Tablets are disrupting more than journalism – Restaurants replacing menus and waiters with iPads! http://nie.mn/i8j3g5 »

So busted: Google says Forbes.com is selling links on its site to game their search results http://nie.mn/hmZOk9 »

The University of Colorado’s j-school may be replaced by a school of information and digital future institute http://nie.mn/fed9Xp »

Is a better alternative to search engine rankings to have no ranking at all? http://nie.mn/hmPLB3 »

A new study says as much as 25% of traffic to local news sites is from fly-by readers http://nie.mn/hpr3pQ »

 
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