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July 29, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: World Almanac 2.0, Longshot #2

Move over, Spaghetti Western! Here is a Cereal Western. About Marshall McLuhan. (via @jonathanstray) http://nie.mn/pWYxLf »

RT @longshotmag: And this issue’s theme? http://longshotmag.com/post/8224135338/and-the-issue-two-theme-is »

PSA: @TheAtlantic is looking for an associate editor for its Business channel http://nie.mn/nzkgm4 »

WANT. RT @fmanjoo: A Desk That Lets You Sit or Stand. My @Slate video on my @GeekDesk, which I love love love. http://slate.me/qWngti »

There’s now a section of the Google+ center dedicated to the project’s feature updates http://nie.mn/n1Avnn »

Tablet and mobile now account for 22% of the FT’s web traffic (and 15% of new subscriptions) http://nie.mn/pm1rPv »

Rock the Kayak? Google introduces hotel search http://nie.mn/q9VeF6 »

RT @marcfrons: Times Skimmer now has full-screen photo slideshows. They look amazing: http://t.co/IcM2AgK »

Sometimes the best way to explain something is through an old-school Q&A (via @NYT_JenPreston) http://nie.mn/oHsi8b »

Awesomeness, via @tcarmody: A Brief History of Apple Not Buying Things http://nie.mn/oEkOpK »

The World Almanac of the future: portable, data-driven, and produced by a news org http://nie.mn/n31Oo6 »

.@Stevebuttry: “Is it better to be first or right?” isn’t the right question http://nie.mn/rlTLcb »

Are hyperlocals changing the anonymity equation? http://nie.mn/riqi5i »

 
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