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Newsonomics: In Memphis’ unexpected news war, The Daily Memphian’s model demands attention
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July 5, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google drops Twitter, Facebook blocks Google, iPad reaches 1% of web traffic

Social media is for losers. (Hey, do you think maybe you could retweet this?) http://nie.mn/kcf16I via @simonowens »

After losing its state funding, New Jersey public television goes dark http://nie.mn/o6rXsj »

Do you transcribe “gonna” as “going to”? What the style guides say: http://nie.mn/n9SJqz »

RT @gregory: Imagine if General Electric had renamed NBC as “GE Entertainment” after acquiring it in 1986 http://nie.mn/kHK3zP »

Facebook has blocked a Chrome extension that would allow users to export friend data for use in Google+ http://nie.mn/lQVdDL »

Why newspapers can’t stop the presses http://nie.mn/mhGEeR »

Noodls (“Gateway to Facts”) is sort of like Google News for press releases http://nie.mn/knayu0 »

Twitter has acquired @BackType, which provides deep analytics on tweets http://nie.mn/mmFEwq »

iPads now generate 1% of the world’s web traffic http://nie.mn/k4VVBE »

Current events: the next frontier of interactive games? (via @rajunarisetti) http://nie.mn/lij31s »

Will President Obama be doing the tweeting during tomorrow’s @Townhall event? http://nie.mn/k86H3L »

Scientific American has launched its long-awaited blog network (40+ science blogs!) http://nie.mn/jH7o1R »

Google’s real-time search results are suspended as its deal with Twitter expires http://nie.mn/m0p68p »

 
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