Reading around — Jan. 28

TechCrunch: The Canary At The New York Times Grows Larger As Internet Advertising Keeps DroppingOne factor that might be contributing to the decline in online advertising for the New York Times is a 17 percent drop in U.S. visitors to its flagship site,

NY Times: Times Co. Hires Goldman to Sell Red Sox Stake — Newspaper and baseball teams are parting company. Also: St. Louis Business Journal: Post-Dispatch owner Lee sells stake in Cardinals and Sporting News: Some advice for the prospective Cubs ownership group.

WSJ: After Madoff, Ponzi Cases Proliferate — the poor investing market caused new money into the funds to dry up which exposed the true nature of the funds.

ReadWriteWeb: 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2009Meaning and connection — two key anchors of all things social media — are corroding by the day as people’s ability to organize their experiences and find the relevance of their networks declines. Social media, in essence, is bumping up against its own ceiling, no longer able to serve the needs of those living within its walls; and for these reasons, social media as we know it is changing course.

TechCrunch: Stories From The Tell-All MySpace Book

Get Rich Slowly: How to Decide If You Should Become an Entrepreneur

Get Rich Slowly: Why I Drive a 13-Year-Old Car —  I might still be driving that old Accord, except for the wreck. Old cars do “total-out” so easily.

Get Rich Slowly: The Motley Fool’s David Gardner Talks About Stock-Market Investing

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