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May 27, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Twitterization of diplomacy, the Facebook filter, a crowdsourced constitution for Egypt

This is just fantastic: @Guardian goes back to its print roots, cheekily http://nie.mn/l5ukX9 »

Over at @CJR, @CraigSilverman has a great take on LSU’s "death panels’ study http://nie.mn/jKrjph »

Lots of great sessions in the schedule for #ONA11 — nice work, @ONAConf! http://nie.mn/lt8dGh »

From Beet.TV, more on citizen journalism app Meporter’s sponsorship arrangement with Forbes http://nie.mn/jrT8Bg »

How to: Share photos of your adorable child and/or pet without annoying your friends http://nie.mn/l8hdoN »

Great #1book140 post from @mathewi: "What if everyone on Twitter read the same book?" http://nie.mn/kioDM0 »

Love this list from @brainpicker: 5 must-read books about words and language http://nie.mn/lAmDFX »

Patch’s traffic has doubled since January http://nie.mn/jNZXys »

“A shout-out on Twitter — is this the future of diplomacy?” http://nie.mn/m0GNF7 »

Nice: @MargaretAtwood’s thinking of joining the #1book140 club on The Blind Assassin (via @mathewi) http://nie.mn/ks5xc6 »

The latest citizen journalism app, Meporter, plans to split news licensing revenue with its users http://nie.mn/mekQJH »

RIP, API: A list of the APIs that Google will be deprecating and shutting down http://nie.mn/iYvozZ »

“Hackathon for Egypt” leads to a platform for crowdsourcing the country’s new constitution (via @digiphile) http://nie.mn/mkMz7J »

Facebook is developing ways to share media content: music, video, and news http://nie.mn/mDJr8e »

 
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