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    Jan. 27, 2015, 1:51 a.m.

    Tied up at home? Have some AndroidForMobile Lab #BlizzardReads

    Many of our readers on the East Coast are cooped up in their homes. To rescue them from boredom, here are a few recent AndroidForMobile Lab stories you may have missed.

    Tethered to your laptop at home, unable to venture out into the snowy world? If you’re looking for something to read, we’ve got a few ideas. Here are a few AndroidForMobile Lab stories from recent weeks and months you might enjoy — if you didn’t catch them the first time around.

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    Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.

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    How can public radio make audio that breaks big on social media? A NPR experiment identified what makes a piece of audio go viral.

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    Evernote Context integrates the research process seamlessly into the user’s workflow — why don’t (some) users like it?

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    The Austin-based news nonprofit has success and a measure of stability with its business model, raising almost $27 million in its first five years. But now the Tribune has to figure out how it grows its audience outside the capitol.

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    Madison, a new tool that asks readers to help identify ads in the Times archives, is part of a new open source platform for crowdsourcing built by the company’s R&D Lab.

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    Business reporters flocking to the platform won’t radically change journalism, but it’s worth asking why users gather where they do.

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    The San Francisco Chronicle has embarked on a new membership program aimed at increasing reader loyalty — and the renewal rate.

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    Wired hired Nelson as director of product management almost two years ago; soon, she’ll launch a major redesign for the magazine.

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    Early mornings are a challenge for news sites: big audiences, not much fresh content. Some outlets are stashing staff around the world to keep content fresh.

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    Weather stories are data-driven and quantitative, but they can also be personal and pack an emotional punch — which is why weather maps gone viral can spread wrong information quickly.

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    The site known for social media and tech coverage has hired nearly 30 more editorial staffers since October and, like BuzzFeed before it, is expanding into more general interest news.

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