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6:45 PM ET, May 18, 2011

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Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Twitter Trap  —  Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook.  Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth.  —  I don't mean to be a spoilsport, and I don't think I'm a Luddite.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
This Is Your Brain on Twitter  —  Updated Adding response from Bill Keller at the end.  —  In his latest column for The New York Times Magazine, Bill Keller, The Times's executive editor, likens clearing the way for his 13-year-old daughter to join Facebook to handing her “a pipe of crystal meth.”
blog.gizmodo.com:
New York Times Editor Is A Horrible Troll Who Doesn't Understand The Modern World  —  Mat Honan — Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, thinks modern communication technologies make you stupid, destroy your relationships and even your soul.  He is wrong.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu For Magazines” Opens Its Android Newsstand  —  Apple has won over some of the big magazine publishers, who have reached deals to sell subscriptions via iTunes.  But it's not an exclusive arrangement: Now the magazine guys are starting to sell on Google's Android, too.
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Next Issue Media Releases App Editions for Seven Magazines, First Step Toward Print's Digital Storefront  —  Major Publishers' Own App Store Now Expected in the Fourth Quarter  —  Next Issue Media, a consortium of five major publishers, has released app editions of seven magazines …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, NYConvergence.com and Noted
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Say hello to Encyclo, our new encyclopedia of the future of news  —  Today, the Nieman Journalism Lab unveils Encyclo, an encyclopedia of the future of news.  We've put a lot of work into it, and I hope you'll check it out.  —  So what is Encyclo?  It's an attempt to figure …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
The New York Times finds 850 new ways to sell print subscriptions  —  For more than a year, coverage of the New York Times as a business has been relentlessly about its “metered model” pay wall and other digital matters.  But without any media news notice, the newspaper has engineered a coup on the legacy side of its operations.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and INMA
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INMA:
Satisfied with paid content strategy, Sulzberger turns bullish on social media
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Aljazeera:
Dorothy Parvaz is free  —  The Al Jazeera journalist, who disappeared in Syria 19 days ago, is back in Doha.  —  Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been released nearly three weeks after she went missing after arriving in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where she was to cover the protests.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Do We Link in News Stories?  A Discussion  —  What bothers me is when articles link words to a company site and you realize, 'awww man that's an ad!'  It's worse than a pop-up ad because you've been tricked into serving it to yourself.  What an affront.
The Atlantic Wire:
Aaron Sorkin: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is from a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries  —  When four New York Times journalists were released by the Libyan government in March, many journalists knew their names: Stephen Farrell, Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks.
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Near Deal to Keep Shows Coming  —  Hulu LLC is close to renewing its deal for TV shows from its media-company owners in a move that would secure the future of the online-video site but could delay Hulu's access to some shows for its free service, people familiar with the matter said.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
‘The New York Post’ and the victimization of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged victim  —  Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting.  Who is today's winner?
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ProPublica:
Schwarzenegger and DSK: When Powerful Men Cross Lines
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times announces new weekly TV show  —  The New York Times produces more than a hundred videos each month for its website and other digital offerings.  —  Some of those videos will reach a targeted television audience starting next week, with the premiere of “NYTV.”
Discussion: FishbowlNY
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Dude, Where's My Magazine?  —  NEW YORK — A few weeks ago, Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport and New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren went out to dinner at Veritas with Times food critic Sam Sifton and Random House editor Andy Ward.  It was, in Rapoport's words, a “very dude dinner.”
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Nielsen: Tablets Are Money Spinners, But Less Than 5% Use Them Today  —  Of all the wireless devices that have hit the market in the past several years, tablets present the biggest commercial opportunity for media owners, in terms of what consumers are willing to pay for and consume on the devices.
 
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