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April 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A new head for MIT’s Media Lab, a Kickstarter magazine, a “Tale of Two Timeses”

Fantastic news: @joi is the new director of the MIT Media Lab. Congrats all around! »

How Sendai newspapers turned to Twitter after last month’s tsunami destroyed their presses (via @vincrosbie) »

Awesome new outlet: Sensate, a journal for experiments in critical media practice »

Nice: a Kickstarter project to launch a global-culture iPad mag (via @pomeranian99) »

The State Department has abandoned, shifting its resources to social media »

"No one cares what you spent," and other hard lessons for news from @jeffjarvis »

"New tools and old values": from Watergate to Lewinskygate, the evolution of investigative reporting »

The Designer Fund wants to spawn a new breed of design-oriented tech company »

YouTube considers a monetization scheme for its live streaming service »

"A Tale Of Two Timeses": @paidcontent compares the meter to the wall »

Storify opens to the public today »

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