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Keeping up with Iraqi newsies

April 1, 2004
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Iraq Press Monitor summarizes the latest newspaper stories. It seems reasonably neutral, which is saying something in a place where there’s so little of it. Link via editorsweblog.org.

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100 most mispronounced phrases

March 29, 2004
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Infomaniac links to this handy roundup. (Note to Mr. Bush: it’s not nu-cu-lar.)

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Another new e-book platform

March 26, 2004
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Three companies have joined forces on a new kind of e-book soon to debut in Japan. It has an intriguing innovation: Unlike more familiar LCD displays, the screen can be read at almost any angle and in bright sunlight as it uses tiny charged beads to form letters and images. It has 170 dots-per-inch...

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Nice online dictionary

March 4, 2004
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And it’s all free. (Link via The Olive Press.)

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Handy page of Google functions

February 17, 2004
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Sheila Lennon linked to this page the other day. It amasses a whole bunch of Google functions in one location. Mega-handy.

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10 great online data sources

December 18, 2003
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Charles Bowen at Editor & Publisher describes his top 10 sites for working journalists. One entry: Gary Price’s List of Lists. Even before USA Today popularized statistical snapshots of America, we journalists have always been hungry for lists. Price has a huge list of magazines, which are always fun to explore because there’s a...

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MS the pop-up killer

December 10, 2003
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Mark Glaser says the Redmond Behemoth is about to get religion on killing popup ads. Microsoft is prepping a pop-up blocker in its next version of its dominant Internet Explorer browser, due out by next June, giving more readers than ever the tools to take control of their online content experience. Some of us...

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Reverse dictionary

November 24, 2003
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Nifty post at JournoList. The OneLook Reverse Dictionary is ingenious, entertaining and might even be useful. You know there’s a word for something, but you can’t remember it. Type your definition into the box, and the dictionary comes up with the word. For instance, I tried “phobia about the number 13″ and it up...

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Daypop

October 17, 2003
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Lets you scan the hottest news and blog posts.

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20 great Google tips …

October 17, 2003
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… to help you search happily. Link via Subterranean Homepage News

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