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March 18, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NYT journos in Libya to be released, holes in a paywall, taking down a botnet

Microsoft takes down a botnet, reducing worldwide spam by 39% (via @jacqui) http://nie.mn/gHLBl6 »

Want to hear and/or heckle folks from the Lab at #ONA11? Here are our sessions http://nie.mn/hwuDnp »

.@craignewmark on how technology can be a force for good http://nie.mn/dKD6NJ »

The MIT Media Lab’s individually customizable new logo has 40,000 permutations http://nie.mn/erpFpe »

.@lavrusik: Readers who come through social "are far different in their behaviors" than those who come from search http://nie.mn/gEji8x »

LAT creates an online community centered around public records (via @romenesko) http://nie.mn/eQ96Bo »

Recommended: @BGrueskin, former head of WSJ Online, shares his thoughts on the NYT pay scheme http://nie.mn/eCypfX »

RT @palafo: @NiemanLab No jumping required. It is not a wall. We just ask that people use the designated entrances like @nytimes on Twitter. »

The NYT’s Paul Krugman tells his readers how to jump the NYT paywall http://nie.mn/ehrNAm »

NYT expects that paywall jumpers will be "a small, small number of people" http://nie.mn/fmiL4Y »

RT @PDColford: Great news! RT @NYTPRGUY: Missing NYT reporters found and to be released on Friday, NYT reports. »

 
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