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July 26, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Redesigning the NYT, Google+ responds to ban on companies

If you’re way behind on Instapaper right now, don’t open @jonathanstray‘s reading list http://nie.mn/rd4bPX »

RT @muckrack: We’ve just published a list of journalists on Google+ http://nie.mn/ouhNtD »

Old story, new media: David Dobbs brings family secrets to the Atavist: http://nie.mn/qfJiBs »

People are really into redesigning NYTimes.com these days. @erikhinton: http://nie.mn/qK7mdp @andymboyle: http://nie.mn/peMPY4 »

How deep is too deep? Immersion journalism at this year’s Mayborn Conference http://nie.mn/nHD28X »

According to @felixsalmon, the NYT paywall is working http://nie.mn/r69XIp »

A web designer complains about bad newspaper websites http://nie.mn/q0Nb4a »

Google responds to criticism over its enforcement of the “common name policy” on Google+ http://nie.mn/nGrXYW »

Apple’s new restrictions on in-app purchasing could actually backfire http://nie.mn/rhKmFZ »

RT @brainpicker: Visualize This – how to tell stories with data http://nie.mn/qp7X3o »

Netflix is adding Facebook integration, but not in the U.S. yet http://nie.mn/mTuqjo »

 
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