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Aug. 2, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Pentagon to build Internet meme tracker, Social Flow releases audience data, TPM shows off new CMS

A journalist demonstrates how easy it is to dig up the personal details of a total stranger via @amichel »

Check out @TPM‘s sweet new home-page CMS »

RT @digiphile: Wow. @afromusing says @Ushahidi has more than 16,000 deployments in 128 countries & 16 languages #fo»

Pretty great 404 “page” »

The Pentagon is seeking proposals for an Internet meme tracker via @AntDeRosa »

PSA: The @AP is hiring an interactive producer in New York »

A @SocialFlow audience study of six major news orgs yielded gobs of data via @lheron »

“It’s not enough to write the code, you have to make the right community.” @digiphile interviews a Google+ engineer: »

Revealed: Pricing for iCloud storage upgrades ($20 per 10 GB) »

Six Lee papers are adopting a metered paywall, even for print subscribers »

One of the @LongshotMag web developers lists the tech tools that made it all possible »

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