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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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Aug. 29, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Read later on Pulse, journalists on Linkedin and a phone hacking how-to

RT @twitterglobalpr: Last night at 10:35pm ET, Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second. »

Uh, handy? You too can learn how to phone hack, News of the World style. »

PSA: CNN is looking for a mobile editor »

Does the NY Times need to create, or partner with, a Quora-esque site? »

"Apple needs more than just an advocate for media, creativity and the liberal arts now; it needs a champion" »

In trying to find a way to look back at 9/11, @NYMag created a 9/11 Encyclopedia »

You know you are a hardcore journalist when you carry 2 iPhones. CNN’s Don Lemon does »

PSA: American Public Media is looking for a senior mobile developer in Oakland »

There is life after Flip cams. And it includes grilled cheese sandwiches »

The Internet Archive has curated more than 3000 hours of TV coverage from the day of 9/11 »

New survey says journalists are flocking to Linkedin. Looking for sources, or job leads? »

Did you check out @NYTLive for Irene coverage? @Lexinyt wants your feedback »

RT @WSJ: Say goodbye to the paywall (temporarily): is free for the rest of the day. »

Pulse is getting into the delayed reading game with "Save to Pulse" »

Eric Schmidt shares his thoughts on Google+ and Google’s pro-identity stance »

What do ebooks need to grow? More sharing, more free samples and cheaper reading devices »

Half of adults online in the US use social networks. And that means more Boomers too »

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