Jul 2, 2009

Four in the afternoon

1. Online advertisers and publishers are adopting policies to let consumers know that their online behaviors are being tracked - the companies hope self-imposed rules will hold privacy advocates and government regulators at bay. NYT

2. A federal judge has tentatively dismissed the case against a woman convicted of using MySpace to bully a 13-year-old girl, who later committed suicide. LAT

3. A new social networking site aimed at collecting news from non-news sources allows readers to assign credibility ratings to posts. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out: "One recent post with a high credibility rating said the Ark of The Covenant was about to be unveiled." Reuters

4. Ombudsman at the Washington Post calls the paper's plan to sell access to reporters and editors "pretty close to a public relations disaster." WaPo

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