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GOODLINX: Journos get carried away by the tide but left behind by Jobs, Facebook chickens out of Whopper Sacrifice but gets to 4m Aussies, is Conroy a censor?

From Crikey:

“Monday’s tidal event was an excellent example of the shortcomings of the mainstream media and how it can irresponsibly spread misinformation. Most east coast media outlets picked up on the ‘king tide’ story and, without any scientific verification, attributed the high water to a crazy array of unrelated misfortune.”

From Talking Digital: “Holy sh*t – Facebook has 4.68m users in AU.”

But the brilliant Whopper Sacrifice Facebook marketing stunt is over. Techcrunch on how Facebook lost its nerve over one of the most talked about applications the site had ever seen.

The opponents of digital minister Stephen Conroy’s plans to filter the internet are having an internal debate on how to PR it. Should they call it a clean feed, or should they call it censorship?

A splendid row on CNBC between two TV journalists on who sucked up to Apple, and who told the truth about Steve Jobs’ illness. (Spotter: Mark Jones)

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