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»  As the weeks tick down until the launch of the NYTimes.com metered paywall, the paper is taking a step towards bringing the new…

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»  As the weeks tick down until the launch of the NYTimes.com metered paywall, the paper is taking a step towards bringing the news distribution of its print and online versions together. The NYT is creating a “sunrise edition” of the homepage that will feature “fresh” content as opposed to stories left over from the night before. [Slate/Scocca]

»  The users who drive up stories on social news site Digg are going to start getting some help on breaking news — from editors. Their job will be to boost news items that are deemed important, but haven’t gotten enough votes to get a spot on the front page. [RRW]

»  Well, given that Twitter has 175 million registered users, maybe it is about time a news site was devoted to covering “all things Twitter.” Naturally, it’s from Mediabistro parent WebMediaBrands (NSDQ: WEBM). [AllTwitter via Romenesko]

»  In September, 24 percent of all display ads in the U.S. were on Facebook, more than double the amount of any other publisher. But the amount of dollars devoted to Facebook ads amounted to around 9.5 percent of all spending. [WSJ]

»  If you’re concerned about privacy on social networks, it’s probably because you’re old, a Forrester study says. [Venturebeat]

»  iTunes’ social net service Ping has finally been connected to Twitter. However, expectations about Ping coming to Facebook have dimmed, as Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs has balked at the social net’s “onerous” terms. And that probably means that Ping’s prospects are dimming as well. [Cnet]

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