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March 3, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Daily downloads, WordPress is DDoSed, the case against Kachingle

What a wifi network might look like if we could see the signals »

RT @mathewi: Arianna Huffington just announced at #pc2011 that AOL has hired media reporter Michael Calderone away from Yahoo »

Bing launches Bing Deals, aggregating offers from Groupon, LivingSocial, and more (via @AntDeRosa) »

Code name “Panda”: the inside story of Google’s anti-content-farm search update »

The Daily publisher @clayman at #pc2011: Downloads have been "in the hundreds of thousands" so far (declines to give more detail) »

"You can’t build a company around behavior that you wish existed": @bradflora makes a case against Kachingle »

WordPress suffers a DDoS attack—"the largest and most sustained attack we’ve seen in our 6 year history" »

DemandMedia acquires CoverItLive »

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Right now on the #pc2011 livestream: "The New Networks." Next up: @felixsalmon interviews @nicknotned »

The Times Union shutters two bureaus, refashioning reporters as "mobile journalists" (via @iwantmedia) »

"Our social value is an emergent property of the network we are situated in" »

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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”