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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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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst” to “media CEO” with Lookout, his plan for quality local news
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about truth. But they think it’s being hidden.
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”