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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Aug. 3, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Ad spending heats up, Instagram blows up, Old Twitter closes down

“Tiny paragraphs, each one a sort of Tweet in itself, add up to a work, un oeuvre, of some yet-to-be-named kind.” »

“A hostile…campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents” »

Report: HuffPost is launching a vertical for high schoolers. Further report: It will be edited by a 17-year-old. »

Instagram users upload 1.3 million photos every day. That’s 15 photos every second. »

RT @lheron: Have you noticed? You no longer have to log in to in order to tweet from our site. »

Knight + Mozilla, open source + journalism: Our rockstar academics do the #MozNewsLab »

The latest “Why’s this so good?” from @niemanstory: Alma Guillermoprieto’s view on Bogota »

.@mynamecampaign fights for the right to be pseudonymous online »

PSA: @theprospect is looking for an associate web editor »

Old Twitter: soon to be sent to a nice farm upstate »

@joshtpm: “The more I run this site the more I think it would actually be better to have people comment as themselves.” »

Facebook + Push Pop Press: Should publishers be worried? »

The Economist has rolled out an all-access subscription with prices that vary by region »

IE users have a lower IQ than users of other browsers? Nope. Readers call out a bogus story »

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s largest daily, is the latest paper to go paywall »

Media giants will post quarterly revenue gains thanks to “the strongest ad spending in years” »

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