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Sharing is Caring! NYT.com Launches ‘Times Extra’

tmsexta.pngThose of you who get your New York Times online — and 99.99% of the time that includes us — may have noticed something different when you clicked on the homepage this morning. At first we thought it was just an extra level of advertising (turns out that was the WSJ!) but lo and behold the Times had decided to launch their Times Extra feature. Times Extra, once you click on the button (and you have to do it every 24 hrs apparently or it switches back) provides an “alternative view” of the home page and features news headlines with links from third-party sources.

So! What happens when the Times decides to link to you (they are apparently using a a news aggregator system called Blogrunner they acquired back in 2005)? Could it be the new Drudge (or HuffPo) of traffic providers? Earlier this morning we happened to notice that one of the external links provided below the home page story about all the money Rahm Emmanuel was for a Clusterstock piece written by our friend John Carney. Carney assured us he would look into his numbers and let us know whether it was a measurable boon.

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Report: Obama Taps Robert Gibbs For Press Secretary

081105_gibbs_297.jpgThat was fast! Partly in an effort keep from replicating Bill Clinton‘s troubled transition and partly because the world the Obama administration is going to encounter in January is such a mess, the President-Elect’s team is wasting no time! Yesterday news broke that Rahm Emmanuel (Raaaaahm in certain circles) had been offered the chief of staff position, and today comes word that Robert Gibbs has been tapped for the position of press secretary. Per Politico:

Gibbs was usually the senior official on Air Obama, the campaign plane. As communications director of Obama’s Senate office, Gibbs was a key strategist in Obama’s rapid move to the national stage…The announcement is likely to be viewed favorably by reporters because Gibbs has unquestioned authority, access and institutional memory.

At the HuffPo Luncheon With Charlie Rose, Et Al.

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The HuffPo brunch at the Brown Palace (real name) in downtown Denver is about to begin, that is, if they can solve the mic problems. Also, there is no stage making it hard to see the participants: someone just told George Stephanopoulos to stand up, “it won’t help that much,” he says. Other panelists include Katharine Weymouth, Wili.i.am, George, and Rahm Emmanuel (who just said this is like an old-school synagogue).

It’s a measure of Arianna’s meteoric online rise since the last election that there are currently so many heavy hitters in this room — one wonders who is left to cover the convention. TVNewser is twittering.