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@niemanlab archives: April 2, 2010

Because it’s Friday: Crowdsourcing! Reader engagement! Interactivity! Peeps! 
Yahoo! News debuts editor’s note–”appearing each Friday to comment on the week’s major news stories” 
Craigslist, BoingBoing, Twitter leaders comment on the iPad, control v. openness, potential for magazines 
Political cartoonist @TedRall is going to Afghanistan–funded by @kickstarter and 200 supporters 
Twitter’s search page now orders first three tweets by popularity, rather than by time 
Clay Shirky on the collapse of the complex biz model: figure out simplicity and you’ll get to decide the future 
Stephen Colbert reviews the iPad: just like the iPhone, you can’t make calls with it! Ba dum bum 
Crediting a recent redesign, Salon’s traffic up 35% in March 2010 over 2009, Q1 traffic up 22% over last year 
“Strong community engagement will be everyone’s job. But it will also be the job of my team.” 
This week in review: iPad skeptics cropping up, Murdoch makes paywall move, and a Chatroulette for the news 
Good morning! Facebook introduces Community Pages