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If Fareed Zakaria and Jonah Lehrer had spent more time linking to the original sources of content they used in their writing, they wouldn’t have faced accusations of plagiarism. Their cases and a recent defamation lawsuit against Gawker Media help reinforce the value of the hyperlink. Read more at GigaOM »

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The New Yorker has acquired humorist Andy Borowitz’s parody news site “The Borowitz Report.” “This is the first person we’ve hired primarily for his blogging,” editor Nicholas Thompson says. The magazine is also launching another humor blog today, based on its “Shouts and Murmurs” column. Read more »

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