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Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because they’re distracted
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July 28, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter ads promoted tweets to users’ streams, a new site makes a beat of streams

NYTers swap smartphones, feature the randomnest cameo ever (via @brainpicker @nickbilton) http://nie.mn/qGt2u1 »

After five years, the WaPo’s Date Lab matchmaking service has 4,000+ applicants in its database http://nie.mn/qJxKeO »

Twitter ads will now show up in user timelines http://nie.mn/qeVqPb »

RT @NiemanReports: Gut check time: @niemanstory presents this handy truthiness test for memoirs http://bit.ly/o6S9zG »

The streaming public: A Michigan news site defines communities through the water they share http://nie.mn/ntVDkY »

Report: Google Analytics has changed how they report Google Image search traffic (via @simondumenco) http://nie.mn/o3DvlO »

RT @ericuman: Loving handy little extension that automatically creates ‘single page’ views for articles: http://bit.ly/pUSUBf »

89% of Hulu users watch the service’s content directly on computers http://nie.mn/qAM80O »

 
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