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Links on Twitter: Wikipedia losing contributors, The Guardian makes Shorts and the westward spread of Newspapers

Waitaminute… @TheOnion is testing a paywall for overseas readers? »

Happy birthday world wide web! A slideshow tribute, courtesy of Slate »

The NYTimes editorial page hacked! Inner secrets revealed! »

A snapshot of which publishers are in or out with Apple’s new subscription policies »

Shades of John King’s magic board: A map of Android, iPhone and BlackBerry usage across the states »

PSA: Like the sun? Radio? Southern California Public Radio is looking for a digital managing editor »

How cool (or sad?) is this: A data visualization of the growth of newspapers in the US since 1690 »

TimesPeople’s not dead, it’s only sleeping! NYT preparing new networking and comments platform »

One case for shaking up keyword Internet searches for something smarter »

Salute your shorts: The Guardian is launching a series of eBooks called Guardian Shorts »

Do the Snoopy dance! Peanuts is getting relaunched on eBooks, apps and games »

The NewsBeast saw some declines in traffic in the last year. Will the site merger fix it? »

Wikipedia is trying to streamline its editing process out of fear of losing contributors »

Can Twitter do something about promoted trends running against unwanted #hastags? »

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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”