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By Thomas Baekdal - March 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Mar/14)

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Huge difference in budget priorities in small vs. large companies: http://j.mp/eKvUla (report)

Foursquare releases venue database for all to use http://bit.ly/fk8Y2W

Felicia Day speaks up for online anonymity: http://j.mp/fannC5

Big report on "The State of the News Media 2011"

Poynter summarizes

Very interesting presentation/discussion on the gap between the news produced and the news consumed: http://j.mp/fEy9nj

The price of doing business on the Web: http://j.mp/hBpW9j

An explanation of nuke problems in Japan that make mainstream media look like kindergarden http://bit.ly/fmnt1v

We are beginning to see a social media backlash against poor reporting and link-bait tactics on Twitter. Olivier Blanchard (@thebrandbuilder) summed it up nicely:

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CBSNews.com has evidently handed over the keys to 4th grade interns. This 9 piece "reportage" is just embarrassing.http://bit.ly/fe2mac

I guess that's what happens when media outlets start replacing real journalists with "content strategists."

Overall, the last 24 hours have not been a high point on the historical graph of human IQ.

Note: Publishers, how can providing misleading information and a link-bait content strategy by in the public interest? More to the point. This content strategy is more damaging to your future business than anything else.

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Google was rumored to launch a social network on SXSW: http://j.mp/gxZTJ0 But it was quickly debunked. New Google Circles Would Have More Nuanced Sharing, But Google Says No Launch Imminent: http://j.mp/feam3s

Michael and Anna from @majekpictures creates the first movie edited on the iPad 2

 

iPhone apps for mealtime: bad behavior ahead!http://scobleizer.com/2011/03/09/iphone-apps-for-meals/

Fun reading: Product Review: Will Paper' Replace E-Readers? http://t.co/QFqp9lH

Twitter to Client Developers: We'll Take it From Here http://j.mp/fOGA4v - uh oh.

Why Twitter Should Think Twice About Bulldozing the Ecosystem.

Trying the new Webdoc (new startup): http://j.mp/hfvHKk - review coming.

Microsoft Said to Stop Releasing Zune as Demand Ebbs.

Angry Birds Rio for Android to be launched on Amazon Appstore. This could end up being a big problem for Google.

RSS Lenin's Rope, which goes a lot further than just RSS (think Readability)

Get Off the Highway

StumbleUpon Stumbles Upon a Better Ad Model: Paid Discovery.

And finally, about the social media bubble: Like to buy a vowel?

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