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Aug. 19, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Do readers really care about comments, Google’s search anthropologist and a crowdsourced column

A case for why AOL should go all-in on Patch »

According to an Ad Age survey, readers may not care about comments as much as we think »

A PSA of PSAs: Here’s a round-up of some of the job openings we’ve seen this week »

And then there’s this: "Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists" »

All about the U: How Yahoo Sports broke the University of Miami football story »

The perfect gift for the data journalist, or secret agent, in your life: USB drive cufflinks »

How @NewsHour is creating a 9/11 video quilt through YouTube and member stations »

"I welcome the post-classical age of photography, and the explosion of amateur expression that comes with it" »

PSA: The Washington Post is looking for an interactivity producer »

Did you know Google has a "search anthropologist?" »

How does he do it? @Antderosa walks you through how he uses social media to track and verify news »

Good to know: You can, if you want, crowdsource the writing of your own column »

A spot-check in what publishing apps are making money in Apple’s App Store »

Note to writers: A new online service promises to copy edit your work for free in 24 hours »

Did Boxee just become the Instapaper of online video? »

A UK company that reps bloggers has launched a campaign against The Huffington Post »

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PressPad, an attempt to bring some class diversity to posh British journalism, is shutting down
“While there is even more need for this intervention than when we began the project, the initiative needs more resources than the current team can provide.”
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“I think risk aversion is the thing that’s killing our business right now.”
The California Journalism Preservation Act would do more harm than good. Here’s how the state might better help news
“If there are resources to be put to work, we must ask where those resources should come from, who should receive them, and on what basis they should be distributed.”