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Feb. 8, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Gawker redesign backlash, the AOL interest algorithm, the cost of a HuffPo homepage ad

Why the commenter outcry on Gawker’s redesign? "The online world is built and based on distractions." http://nie.mn/hvK9uJ »

.@espiers, new New York Observer editor, talking at @cunyjschool http://nie.mn/hPavaQ »

Homepage ads cost $90K – $125K a day on HuffPost—and $200K on AOL http://j.mp/frbFQf (via @zseward) »

Demand/ROI: In a recent mag piece, @CJR investigated AOL’s user-interest algorithm http://j.mp/fUfDEY »

Very cool: The Bay Citizen builds a bike accident tracker http://j.mp/eXeGWT (via @pilhofer) »

Hulu is watched twice as much as the 5 major TV networks online—combined http://j.mp/i6psPY »

Instagram and Picplz have released their APIs http://nie.mn/e7hMn3 »

Today in awesomeness: the Jules Verne-inspired (and interactive!) Google doodle http://nie.mn/ekm7GA »

BBC gets the go-ahead to develop a permanent online archive http://nie.mn/eOKvcj »

 
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