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» Patch President Warren Webster on ‘Patch 360’ Initiatives

AOL’s Patch.com, which is now in 813 markets, is meeting internals goals and poised for success, according to President Warren Webster, who addressed San Diego Interactive Day yesterday.
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Is it safe to send your child to journalism school? | Michael Miner on Media | Chicago Reader

Is it safe to send your child to journalism school? | Michael Miner on Media | Chicago Reader | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
The Sun-Times back in the 70s didn't have a foreign affairs budget, but it was more than happy to indulge a restless reporter's existential funk.
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This Week in Review: The Times’ changing of the guard, the news article’s future, and PBS is attacked

Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week's top stories about the future of news.
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Google Acquires Social Data Startup PostRank

Google Acquires Social Data Startup PostRank | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Google has snapped up social media analytics startup PostRank.
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» Is Apple Ready to Play Cat and Mouse With Malware Developers?

» Is Apple Ready to Play Cat and Mouse With Malware Developers? | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
The Security Update 2011-003 that Apple released on Tuesday directly addressed the Mac Defender malware threat in two ways: It changed the way malware files...
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EW.com Seeing Millions of Impressions from Check-In Partnership :: MinOnline

EW.com Seeing Millions of Impressions from Check-In Partnership :: MinOnline | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Digital “check ins,” whether they are the popular foursquare mobile app or new varieties of entertainment social networks, are a relatively young phenomena, but some of them may be paying off for media partners already.
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Facebook Video Scam Infects Mac And Windows

Facebook Video Scam Infects Mac And Windows | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
In the tech world, the phrase “gets better with time” is rarely, if ever, used. Hackers may be the only exception to that rule, and they seem to be on a faster learning curve than Facebook.
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LinkedIn To Launch Job Application Button

LinkedIn To Launch Job Application Button | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is planning on giving site owners a new one-click method of integrating its services into their sites.
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Twitter Unveils Photo & Video Sharing

Twitter Unveils Photo & Video Sharing | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
After years of leaving photos and videos to third-party services like Twitpic and Yfrog, Twitter has finally launched its own version.
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With Ohio State Story, Score One for the Student Newspapers

With Ohio State Story, Score One for the Student Newspapers | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Uncovering the funny business that's now rampant in college athletics might seem like it should be easy for student journalists. But if history is any guide, this sort of reporting takes more nerve than you might think.
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Interview: Ex-Newsweek President Edmiston Launching Seven New iPad Mags - Newspaper industry news

Interview: Ex-Newsweek President Edmiston Launching Seven New iPad Mags - Newspaper industry news | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Nomad Editions, established to devise new magazines for tablet subscriptions, has seven or eight more titles in the pipeline, says CEO Mark Edmiston, a former Newsweek president.
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MTV trying a Twitter TV first for Movie Awards - Lost Remote

MTV trying a Twitter TV first for Movie Awards - Lost Remote | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
MTV trying a Twitter TV first for Movie Awards...
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FT.com / Technology - Smartphone tweets drive Twitter surge

FT.com / Technology - Smartphone tweets drive Twitter surge | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Use among 25 to 44 year-olds doubles in 6 months...
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Selecting a Business Name in a Social Media Crazy World | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Selecting a Business Name in a Social Media Crazy World | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
The moral of the story is this: an Internet presence and social media footprint are no long options for doing business. Pick a good name and build your brand.
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How to publish news and reach your audience when your website goes down | Poynter.

How to publish news and reach your audience when your website goes down | Poynter. | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's...
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Help Wanted: Obama Campaign Starts Beefing Up Digital Team | Campaign Trail - Advertising Age

Help Wanted: Obama Campaign Starts Beefing Up Digital Team http://t.co/hysITGj via @adage...
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For Politicians, Social Media Holds Promise and Peril

For Politicians, Social Media Holds Promise and Peril | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
If Sarah Palin is showing the political promise of social media, Anthony Weiner is demonstrating its peril.
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Amazon enters the daily deals space with AmazonLocal

Amazon enters the daily deals space with AmazonLocal | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Online retail giant Amazon has become the latest company to move into the daily deals space with the launch of AmazonLocal, an online marketplace that will allow its customers to buy vouchers or deals that can be redeemed against goods or services...
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FaceNiff Makes it Easy to Hack Facebook From Android Smartphones

FaceNiff Makes it Easy to Hack Facebook From Android Smartphones | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
FaceNiff is an Android application that lets users sniff and intercept web session profiles over Wi-Fi networks.
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Four short links: 2 June 2011

Four short links: 2 June 2011 | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Building Windows 8 - Video #1 (YouTube) -- lovely to see Microsoft's operating system finally leaping past a 2002 look and feel.
YouTube Offers Creative Commons Licensing (BoingBoing) -- bravo!
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HOW TO: Add the +1 Button to Your WordPress Site

HOW TO: Add the +1 Button to Your WordPress Site | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Here's a guide for self-hosted WordPress.org users who want to enable and add the +1 button to their site and their blog posts.
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Schmidt: Google Missed 'Friend Thing'

Schmidt: Google Missed 'Friend Thing' | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said one of his biggest failures as chief executive of the online search giant over the last decade was grappling with the rise of social identity services such as Facebook.
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