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June 20, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NYT ≠ Huffington Post, Green Lantern vs. Batman

More on CJR’s story about content farmers (“The Hamster Wheel”), plus a topical animated GIF http://nie.mn/kKfMKh »

An interactive comic tells the story of the 2007 Blackwater shootings in Iraq, from several perspectives http://nie.mn/jqTPNJ »

“Green Lantern is cosmic, interplanetary … Batman is hyperlocal.” http://nie.mn/kACpcS »

Don’t compare the NYT and HuffPost head-to-head, says @myersnews. “The question is not: Who is winning?” http://nie.mn/kKZFRj »

Foreign Policy has released its “Twitterati 100” list http://nie.mn/mLnjKQ »

The Online News Association is now taking nominations for the 2012-13 board of directors http://nie.mn/mMDkYS »

The Slovak “pay curtain” we covered in April (http://nie.mn/euWoak) has raised €40,000 so far http://nie.mn/jj3jfy »

RT @zseward: Maximum comment length on http://nytimes.com slashed to 2,000 characters, or 14.3 tweets. »

 
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