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Feb. 18, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Kloutified velvet rope, the backlash, the Watson effect

Lawrence Wright on writing that epic Scientology article: “I am an index card person… I know it’s retro.” »

Here’s something we’ve never gotten to tweet: Scroll down to “Hold the Salsa.” Nice work, @greglinch! »

On hating the iPad: “A salad spinner would have been a better investment, and I don’t even eat that much salad.” »

Rolling Stone asks readers to pick its next cover (via @CJR) »

An argument against, in four parts (via @mathewi) »

Via @dweinberger: »

Crowdmapping isn’t just for crisis situations. Meet…BurgerMap (via @kenyanpundit) »

Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel starts looking at Klout scores to decide who gets past the velvet rope »

Radiohead’s new album dropped today. Any ideas why it’s a “newspaper album,” we’d love to hear them »

Fantastic job opportunity: GOOD is looking for an exec editor for its website »

Photo in need of a caption, Presidential NerdFete edition »

“Jeopardy champion Watson is making IBM as sexy to work for as Apple, Google or Facebook.” »

Chris Anderson would like to see Wired’s iPad app offered to print subscribers “at a 100% discount” »

So Lifehacker is the only Gawker site that hasn’t taken a traffic hit since the redesign. Any theories? »

The Economist saw record circulation in the second half of 2010 »

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“The way we raise the money at The Guardian is different than any place I’ve ever been”
“This is truly a jointly owned responsibility among the business side and editorial.”
What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
“To describe one form of journalism as ‘fact-based’ is to tacitly acknowledge that there is also such a thing as ‘non-fact-based journalism.’ And there isn’t.”
Britney Spears and the generational shift in celebrity coverage
“There was just this nastiness that emerged in the way celebrities were covered in the 2000s.”