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May 23, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Glenn Beck’s Groupon-ing, Nook Color’s growing, MoJo’s hiring

.@CaliforniaWatch leader on the lawsuit leveled against it: “To this day, we can’t quite figure out why they sued us" http://nie.mn/mwFqwM »

PSA, everyone: @motherjones has two jobs open, research editor http://mojo.ly/kmQHe0 and copy editor http://mojo.ly/lYAVd6 »

RT @NiemanReports: What’s in the Berkman Center’s media cloud? http://bit.ly/4WvdwL »

RT @brainpicker: Trailer for PBS Frontline’s WikiSecrets, the promising new docu-segment on Wikileaks and Assange http://j.mp/iJzILC »

"Traditional values, extraordinary deals": Glenn Beck is the latest entrant in the Groupon game http://nie.mn/jP50CW »

Foursquare’s reportedly in talks to integrate Groupon Now notifications (via @BenLaMothe) http://nie.mn/iFt7yZ »

Fascinating (esp. for news producers): new research on why food labeled "healthy" seems unsatisfying http://nie.mn/jJ9jv1 »

The Musalman: "probably the last handwritten newspaper in the world" (via @kleinmatic) http://nie.mn/kbfYNe »

RT @nytimes This week, @LHeron & @LexiNYT will be tweeting from this account. What do you want to see from us? »

Google ad exec: TV/web convergence could set the stage for an explosion in online display advertising http://nie.mn/kERqNa »

Pro-collaboration, anti-inertia: Meet the new "open scientists" http://nie.mn/lMuVoQ »

Nice-looking redesign, @allthingsd! http://nie.mn/kULOF6 »

On the Nook Color, women’s mag sales rival—and in some cases surpass—sales on the iPad http://nie.mn/lhgMlH »

 
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